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La règle du jeu = The rules of the game / Janus Films ; fantaisie dramatique de Jean Renoir ; scénario et dialogues, Jean Renoir ; collaborateur, Koch ; directeur de production, Claude Renoir.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781604655209
  • ISBN: 1604655208
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (106 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Irvington, New York] : The Criterion Collection, 2011.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from onscreen opening credits.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1939.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1: Feature (106 min.) ; Special features: Introduction by director Jean Renoir -- Optional audio feature commentary (written by film scholar Alexander Sesonske and read by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich) -- Comparison of the film's two endings -- Selected-scene analysis by Renoir historian Chris Faulkner --
Special features disc 2: Excerpts from "Jean Renoir, le patron : la règle et l'exception" (1966), a French television program by filmmaker Jacques Rivette -- Part one of "Jean Renoir," a two-part 1993 BBC documentary by film critic David Thompson -- video essay about the film's production, release, and 1959 reconstruction -- Interview with film critic Olivier Curchod -- Interview from a 1965 episode of the French television series "Les écrans de la ville" in which Jean Gaborit and Jacques Durand discuss their reconstruction and rerelease of the film -- Interviews with set designer Max Douy, Renoir's son, Alain, and actress Mila Parèly.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Jean Bachelet ; editors, Marguerite Renoir, Marthe Huguet ; music, Roger Désormière; reconstructed from the original by Jean Gaborit and Jacques Durand.
Participant or Performer Note:
Marcel Dalio, Nora Grégor, Roland Toutain, Mila Parély, Paulette Dubost, Julien Carette, Gaston Modot, Jean Renoir, Anne Mayen.
Summary, etc.:
A scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners, in which a weekend at a marquis's countryside chateau lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haute bourgeois acquaintances. The film was a victim of tumultuous history: it was subjected to cuts after premiere audiences rejected it in 1939, and the original negative was destroyed during World War II. It wasn't reconstructed until 1959. That version, which has stunned viewers for decades, is presented here.
System Details Note:
DVD format; region 1; NTSC; aspect ratio 1.33:1 presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Language Note:
In French with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Married people > Drama.
Adultery > Drama.
Feature films.
Foreign films.
Man-woman relationships.
Manners and customs.
Married people.
France > Social life and customs > 20th century > Drama.
Genre: Comedy films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Comedy films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
French language films.
Foreign films.