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Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe


Jean Renoir never made any secret that Picnic on the Grass ([[Feature~V164624~Le Dejeuner sur L'Herbe~ledejeunersouslherbe]]) was inspired by the impressionist paintings of his father Auguste Renoir, and also of Edouard Monet. The near-surrealistic plotline concerns priggish US presidential candidate Paul Meurisse, who carries on a sterile, clinical courtship with Ingrid Nordine. Proposing that he and Nordine have an image-boosting "picnic on the grass", the scientifically-oriented Meurisse is distracted...more