Le Crime De Monsieur Lange (PG)

crime of lange

From the archive

This film was last shown on 12 August 2018

When a publishing firm's oppressive boss suddenly disappears, its employees take over the business by creating a successful co-operative. When he unexpectedly reappears to reap the benefits of their success, however, chaos reigns...

Jean Renoir's Le Crime de Monsieur Lange is delightful and savage satire, heavily influenced by the French political spirit of the 1930s.

“Of all Renoir’s films,” François Truffaut once wrote, “M. Lange is the most spontaneous, the richest in miracles of camerawork, the most full of pure beauty and truth. In short, it is a film touched by divine grace.”

Presented as part of Cinema Rediscovered on Tour, a Watershed project with support from BFI awarding funds from The National Lottery.

76 mins


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