Rules of the Game (Le Regle du Jeu)
- 1939 ----- b & w ----- 107 min ----- 16mm
(Directed by Jean Renoir; with Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor and Jean Renoir) A satire on the decadence of the pre-World War II French aristocracy, with its unique mixture of farce and bitterness, Rules of the Game is often considered Renoir's masterpiece. Everyone plays the game of love, all fake their real feelings and turn love into a meaningless game. Everything takes place in a closed world, where one class mirrors the other and even the death of a man does not change anything since his death preserves appearances.
(In French with English subtitles)
- Topics: (Europe, Motion Pictures: Features, Romance Languages and Literature)