Beautiful and poetic, like a more frivolous L'Atalante.
Lew Quzmic Baltiysky
Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens! Plot similar to Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night
almost 7 years
Just as perfect and beautiful and tragic as it was when I first watched it 15 years ago.
almost 7 years
A masterpiece that revolutionized camera choreography - it still holds up after 75 years.
This movie is a complete mess. Way overrated!
almost 8 years
I remember enjoying this and the interesting mise en scene
J. Christian Guerrero
over 8 years
Ignore the horrid artwork @ left -- It's the only true masterpiece of 20th century cinema.
The Rules of the Game (original French title: La Règle du jeu) is a 1939 French film directed by Jean Renoir about upper-class French society just before the start of World War II. As a point of departure he began with Alfred de Musset's Les Caprices de Marianne, a popular 19th-century comedy of manners: "My first intention was to film a transposition of Caprices de Marianne to our time. It is the story of a tragic mistake: the lover of Marianne is taken for someone else and is bumped off in an ambush". He was also inspired by Jeu de l'amour et du hasard of Marivaux, by Molière, and took some details from Beaumarchais: the quote at the beginning of the film comes from Mariage de Figaro
The Rules of the Game is often cited as one of the greatest films in the history of cinema. The decennial poll of international critics by the Sight & Sound magazine ranked it #10 in 1952, moved it up to #3 in 1962, and #2 in 1972, 1982, and 1992; in 2002 it fell back to #3, behind Citizen Kane and...