The Rules of the Game
The Rules of the Game
The Rules of the Game
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The Rules of the Game

Jean Renoir France, 1939

Considered one of the greatest films ever made, The Rules of the Game (La règle du jeu), by Jean Renoir, is a scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners in which a weekend at a marquis’ country château lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haut bourgeois acquaintances. The film has had a tumultuous history: it was subjected to cuts after the violent response of the premiere audience 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.

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Details

  • 106 min
  • B&W
  • 1.33:1

Formats

  • Blu-ray
  • DVD
  • 35mm
  • 16mm

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