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The Rules of the Game


Now often cited as one of the greatest films ever made, Jean Renoir's Jean Renoir/Rules of the Game was not warmly received on its original release in 1939: audiences at its opening engagements in Paris were openly hostile, responding to the film with shouts of derision, and distributors cut the movie from 113 minutes to a mere 80. It was banned as morally perilous during the German...more