Le crime de Monsieur Lange
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One of Jean Renoir's lesser known films, Le crime de Monsieur Lange is truly a hidden gem. This brand new restoration showcases the brilliance of the great French Director's social commentary, heavily influenced by the French political spirit of the 1930s. Monsieur Lange is a publishing house clerk who writes cheap Western novels in his spare time. When his untrustworthy boss, Batala avoids his debt collectors by pretending to be dead, Lange and his co-workers take over the business themselves and thrive on the popularity of Lange's pulp stories until Batala returns to demand his share of the profits.
Starring René Lefèvre, Jules Berry, Florelle
Director Jean Renoir, Joseph Kosma