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The Rules of the Game

AKA 'La Regle du Jeu'. One of the greatest films of all time, a satirical anatomy of polite bourgeois society, with a mixture of farce and black comedy. Set at a weekend party at the chateau of rich Marquis de la Chayniest, the story concerns complicated love intrigues and evoked riots when it was first screened in France at the outbreak of World War 2. The French banned it, considering it bad for morale, then the Nazi occupiers also banned and burned some of it, then the English accidentally bombed what was left. It's a miracle this incredible film survived!

Year: 1939
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, Foreign Language Films, French Cinema, Rabbit Season, Best of the 1930s, Black Humour, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: France
Director: Jean Renoir
Starring: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Jean Renoir, Mila Parely
Duration: 102 Minutes
Rating: PG
Subtitles: Yes
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