The Crime of Monsieur Lange & Crime de Monsieur Lange, Le (1936)

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    Rating: 7.7/10
    Runtime: 77
    Language: French (English hardcoded subs)
    Country: France
    Color: Black & white
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    René Lefèvre... Amédée Lange
    Florelle... Valentine
    Jules Berry... Batala
    Marcel Lévesque... The Concierge
    Odette Talazac... The Concierge
    Henri Guisol... The Son Meunier
    Maurice Baquet... Charles, The Concierges' Son
    Jacques B. Brunius... Mr. Baigneur (as J.B. Brunius)
    Sylvain Itkine... Batala's cousin
    Marcel Duhamel... The Foreman
    Henri Saint-Isle
    Pierre Huchet
    René Génin... A Client at the Auberge (as Genin)
    Max Morise

    Description: The Crime of Monsieur Lange is simply one of the very greatest films directed by Jean Renoir (it was made a few years before Grand Illusion and Rules of the Game). René Lefèvre (Le Million) takes the title role of a nebbish who clerks for a penny-press publisher by day, and by night writes feverish potboilers about a Western hero named "Arizona Jim." Lange's encyclopedically venal boss (Jules Berry) discovers his secret and immediately starts exploiting it, as he exploits everybody and everything within range. Life sublimely imitates pulp fiction and vice versa in the brilliant screenplay by Jacques Prévert (who would later write Children of Paradise). The movie blends sociopolitical protest, tender satire, and astonishing poetry without breaking a sweat, and its climax--an amazing synthesis of theme, dramatic emotion, and inspired camerawork--is one of the transcendent moments in screen history.

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