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The Rules of the Game (La règle du jeu) (1939)

The Rules of the Game
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Nora Gregor

Nora Gregor

Christine de la Cheyniest
Paulette Dubost

Paulette Dubost

Lisette, sa camériste
Mila Parély

Mila Parély

Geneviève de Marras
Odette Talazac

Odette Talazac

Madame Charlotte de la Plante
Claire Gérard

Claire Gérard

Madame de la Bruyère
Anne Mayen

Anne Mayen

Jackie, nièce de Christine
Lise Elina

Lise Elina

Radio-Reporter
Marcel Dalio

Marcel Dalio

Marquis Robert de la Cheyniest


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1 year, 8 months ago at Jul 17 16:44
This film's about being someone who experiences life with great passion and sensitivity, with wonderful and horrible insight into others, and therefore both a deeper love and a deeper hurt, a sensitivity which will always necessarily leave you on the outside. Renoir knew more about what it took to truly love others than any other film maker, but at the end even Octave has to walk away from the den... read more
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Renoir's look at bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II. An assorted cast of characters - the rich and their poor servants - meet up at a French chateau for various reasons and the result is murder.
Release date: 8 April 1950
UPC: 037429180624
1930s (9), French (8), France (8), Drama (7), 1939 (6), Comedy (6), Hunting (5), Satire (5), Mistaken Identity (3), Murder (3), Infidelity (3), Theft (2), Invitation (2), Chateau (2), Black And White (2), Party (2), Aristocrat (2), 1930's (2), Class Differences (2), Intrigue (2)
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“This film's about being someone who experiences life with great passion and sensitivity, with wonderful and horrible insight into others, and therefore both a deeper love and a deeper hurt, a sensitivity which will always necessarily leave you on the outside. Renoir knew more about what it took to truly love others than any other film maker, but at the end even Octave has to walk away from the dense macabre of the manor house. Not sure if I am willing to do the same, but this film captures the passionate reasons why I sometimes want to just run away and become a hermit-while also really not wanting to- more fully than any other work of art.” read more

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