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Uniform Title Règle du jeu (Motion picture)
Title La règle du jeu [videorecording] / fantaisie dramatique de Jean Renoir ; scénario et dialogues, Jean Renoir ; collaborateur, Koch ; directeur de production, Claude Renoir.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library DVD    F REG    Available
Description 2 videodiscs (106 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (22 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Series The Criterion collection ; 216
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 216.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1939.
Released in United States by Janus Films.
Special features: Disc 1: New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound; introduction to the film by Jean Renoir; audio commentary written by film scholar Alexander Sesonske and read by filmaker Peter Bogdonovich; selected scene analysis by Renoir historian Christopher Faulkner; new and improved English subtitle translation; optimal image quality: RSDL, dual-layer edition. Disc 2: Excerpts from Jean Renoir, le patron: la règle et l'exception (1966), a French television program directed by Jacques Rivette; part one of Jean Renoir, a two-part 1993 BBC documentary by David Thompson, featuring reflections on Renoir; new video essay about the film's production; Jean Gaborit and Jacques Durand discuss their reconstruction and rerelease of the film; new interview with Renoir's son, Alain; new interview with the set designer, Max Douy; 1995 interview with actress Mila Parely; written tributes to the film and Renoir.
Credits Photography, [Jean] Bachelet ; editors, Marguerite [Renoir], Mme. Huguet ; music, Roger Désormière.
Cast Dalio, Nora Grégor, Roland Toutain, Paulette Dubost, Carette, Gaston Modot, Jean Renoir, Anne Mayen.
Summary Cloaked in a comedy of manners, this scathing critique of corrupt French society is about a weekend hunting party at which amorous escapades abound among the aristocratic guests, which are also mirrored by the activities of the servants downstairs.
System Details DVD, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language French dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Adultery -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Married people -- Drama.
France -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Drama.
Genre/Form Comedy films
Motion pictures, French.
Added Author Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979
Renoir, Claude, 1914-1993.
Koch, Carl, 1892-1963.
Dalio, Marcel, 1900-1983.
Grégor, Nora, 1901-1949.
Toutain, Roland, 1905-1977.
Carette, Julien, 1897-1966.
Janus Films.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Title on disc: Jean Renoir's The rules of the game
Added Title Rules of the game
Jean Renoir, le patron.
Jean Renoir.
ISBN 0780026926
Standard No. 037429180624
Music No. RUL020 The Criterion Collection

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