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.