About

The Rules of the Game, by Jean Renoir, is a scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners in which a weekend at a marquis’ country château lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haut bourgeois acquaintances. The film has had a tumultuous history: it was subjected to cuts after the violent response of the premiere audience in 1939, and the original negative was des...

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Directed by

Jean Renoir

Written by

Jean Renoir (Screenplay)
Carl Koch (Novel)

Runtime

110 minutes

Country

France

Language

French

Cast

Keywords

jealousy paris france upper class hunting pilot bourgeoisie servant

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#104 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#13 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire

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