Crime of Monsieur Lange

Of all Renoir's films 'Monsieur Lange' is the most spontaneous, the richest in miracles of camera work, the most full of pure beauty and truth.

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The Crime of Monsieur Lange

The new 4K restoration of Jean Renoir's comedy/drama THE CRIME OF MONSIEUR LANGE, starring René Lefèvre, Florelle, and Jules Berry, and written by Jacques Prévert (Port of Shadows, Children of Paradise, etc.), will have its U.S. premiere at 55th New York Film Festival, on Sunday, October 1. The restoration begins at Laemmle's Royal Theatre in Los Angeles starting Wednesday, November 22.

After Amedée Lange’s (René Lefèvre) maliciously charming boss Batala (Jules Berry) is presumed dead following his flight from debt collectors, Lange, with the help of his lover Valentine (Florelle), helps organize a community of workers into a cooperative publishing house for his hit Western serial “Arizona Jim.”

"PERFECTION! ONE OF RENOIR'S MOST COMPLETELY DELIGHTFUL MOVIES!" — Geoff Andrew, Time Out (London)

"Of all Renoir's films Monsieur Lange is the most spontaneous, the richest in miracles of camera work, the most full of pure beauty and truth. In short, it is a film touched by divine grace." — François Truffaut

4K restoration from nitrate and safety elements, the internegative and a 35mm print, under the supervision of Studiocanal, with the support of the CNC.
Not Rated
Genre
French Cinema, Comedy, Drama, Repertory, Crime
Runtime
83
Language
French
Director
Jean Renoir
Cast
René Lefèvre, Florelle, Jules Berry
FEATURED REVIEW
Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

Like rivers or the moment to come just after this moment, you can’t step into the same Jean Renoir film twice. Whether the release of this restoration marks your first or your fiftieth time seeing 'The Crime of Monsieur Lange' — the master’s 1936 collectivist lulu and certainly the most warmly ...

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