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Boudu Saved from Drowning (Boudu sauvé des eaux) (1932)

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Michel Simon Michel Simon
Priape Boudu
Marcelle Hainia Marcelle Hainia
Emma Lestingois
Sévérine Lerczinska Sévérine Lerczinska
Chloë Anne Marie, la bonne
Jean Gehret Jean Gehret
Vigour
Max Dalban Max Dalban
Godin
Jean Dasté Jean Dasté
L'étudiant
Charles Granval Charles Granval
Édouard Lestingois
Geneviève Cadix Geneviève Cadix


Written by (View all)
René Fauchois René Fauchois
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Jean Renoir Jean Renoir
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A classic

4 years, 11 months ago at Jul 27 8:53
Since Jean Renoir is one of the best French directors ever, I was really curious to check out this flick. It also stars Michel Simon who was back then the best actor in France. Eventually, I thought it was pretty good but not Renoir's best work. Indeed, I thought the story was a little too simplistic, there is no plot and there are only a few characters developped. I know that many people would sa... read more
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Boudu, a tramp, jumps into the Seine. He is rescued by Mr. Lestingois, a gentle and good bookseller, who gives shelter to him. Mrs. Lestingois and the maid Anne-Marie (Mr. Lestingois' mistress) are far from delighted, for Boudu is lazy, dirty and salacious...
Release date: 23 February 1967
UPC: 037429207925
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PopMatter's Essential Film Performances - 2012 (50 movies items)

"FROM PAGE TO SCREEN Michel Simon Just three days after it opened in 1932, Boudu Saved from Drowning had to be shut down by the police because the audience’s reaction to Michel Simon’s Priape Boudu was so violent. The Parisian audience literally tore up the theater, according to Renoir, because at one point the tramp eats sardines with his hands. Boudu’s unapologetic rudeness comes from his ceaseless energy, which drives the characters in the film as wild as it did the original audience—w"


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