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Special Events: Winter 2018
Le Crime de Monsieur Lange

February 4 at 4:30
East Building Auditorium

Washington premiere of the restoration

Jean Renoir collaborated with screenwriter Jacques Prévert on Le Crime de Monsieur Lange, a romantic expression of Popular Front camaraderie set in the courtyard of a small Parisian publishing house. Deceitful boss Batala (Jules Berry) absconds when his creditors close in, and the former employees join to form a cooperative. Together, they lucratively publish clerk Amédée Lange’s tales of a fictitious cowboy called Arizona Jim. Told in flashback, Le Crime de Monsieur Lange is “a remarkable forerunner of political change, and a sign of stiffening battle lines” — Richard Brody. Restoration supervised by StudioCanal with the support of the CNC, released by Rialto. (Jean Renoir, 1936, subtitled, 90 minutes)

courtesy Rialto Pictures

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