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Title La chienne
Published The Criterion Collection, 1931
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2021
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (96 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Summary Jean Renoir’s ruthless love triangle tale, his second sound film, is a true precursor to his brilliantly bitter THE RULES OF THE GAME, displaying all of the filmmaker’s visual genius and fully imbued with his profound humanity. Michel Simon cuts a tragic figure as an unhappily married cashier and amateur painter who becomes so smitten with a prostitute that he refuses to see the obvious: that she and her pimp boyfriend are taking advantage of him. Renoir’s elegant compositions and camera movements carry this twisting narrative—a stinging commentary on class and sexual divisions—to an unforgettably ironic conclusion
Notes Title from title frames
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Performer Georges Flamant, Janie Marèse, Magdeleine Bérubet, Michel Simon
Event Originally produced by The Criterion Collection in 1931
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In English
Subject Motion pictures, French.
Foreign films.
Motion pictures.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Form Streaming video
Author Renoir, Jean, film director
Flamant, Georges, actor
Marèse, Janie, actor
Bérubet, Magdeleine, actor
Simon, Michel, actor.
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