Considered one of the greatest films ever made, THE RULES OF THE GAME (LA RHGLE DU JEU), by Jean Renoir (GRAND ILLUSION), is a scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners, in which a weekend at a marquis's countryside chateau lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haute bourgeois acquaintances. The film was a victim of tumultuous history it was subjected to cuts after premiere audiences rejected it 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.
Considered one of the greatest films ever made, THE RULES OF THE GAME (LA RHGLE DU JEU), by Jean Renoir (GRAND ILLUSION), is a scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners, in which a weekend at a marquis's countryside chateau lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haute bourgeois acquaintances. The film was a victim of tumultuous history it was subjected to cuts after premiere audiences rejected it 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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Label: CCIN
Catalog: 2090
Rel. Date: 11/15/2011
UPC: 715515089814

The Rules of the Game (Criterion Collection)
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Considered one of the greatest films ever made, THE RULES OF THE GAME (LA RHGLE DU JEU), by Jean Renoir (GRAND ILLUSION), is a scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners, in which a weekend at a marquis's countryside chateau lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haute bourgeois acquaintances. The film was a victim of tumultuous history it was subjected to cuts after premiere audiences rejected it 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.