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Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe Details

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Jean Renoir never made any secret that Picnic on the Grass (Le Dejeuner sur L'Herbe) 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 by the visceral charms of country girl Catherine Rouvel. Previously a strong advocate of "artificial sex", Meurisse changes his mind after dallying with the lusty Rouvel. Almost childlike in its approach to the material at hand, Picnic on the Grass is one of Renoir's most playful efforts. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Paul Meurisse
as Etienne
Catherine Rouvel
as Nanette
Jean-Pierre Granval
as Ritou
Fernand Sardou
as Nino
Micheline Gary
as Madeleine
Jean Claudio
as Rousseau
Ghislaine Dumont
as Magda
Charles Blavette
as Gaspard
Paulette Dubost
as Mlle. Forestier
Raymond Jourdan
as Eustache
Robert Chandeau
as Laurent
Marguerite Cassan
as Mme. Paignant
Helene Duc
as Isabelle
Jacqueline Morane
as Titine

Crew

Jean Renoir
Director
Ginette Doynel
Producer
Jean Renoir
Screenwriter
Georges Leclerc
Cinematographer
Joseph Kosma
Composer (Music Score)
Francoise London
Editor
Renee Lichtig
Editor
Marcel-Louis Dieulot
Set Designer
Pierre Cadiou
Set Designer
Josiane Landic
Costume Designer
Monique Dunan
Costume Designer
Fernande Ugi
Makeup
Yvonne Fortuna
Makeup
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