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Le crime de Monsieur Lange (The Crime of Monsieur Lange) screening
Friday, December 6, 2019 @ 19:30–20:47
The Dryden will screen Le crime de Monsieur Lange (The Crime of Monsieur Lange, Jean Renoir, France 1936, 77 min., DCP, French w/subtitles) as part of the Labor Film Series.
"The most humane film ever made about killing your boss" is how one reviewer describes this film. Though not as well known as other Renoir films—the Grand Illusion (1937), Rules of the Game (1939), The River (1951)—the Crime of Monsieur Lange was much admired by Orson Welles, who considered Renoir the greatest of all directors. Welles called this an "astonishing, excusable-homicide comedy-drama." It is also among the earliest cinematic depictions of worker control.
[source: George Eastman Museum website, 2019-Dec-2]