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Toni

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After completing his successful [[Feature~V30676~Madame Bovary~madamebovary]] (34), director [[Performer~P107981~Jean Renoir~jeanrenoir]] could have had the pick of France's top "name" actors for his 1935 film [[Feature~V179471~Toni~toni]], but chose instead to use nonprofessionals. The plot was based on a true story, brought to Renoir's attention by the sheriff of the village where it occurred. The story is the basic "good man destroyed by bad woman" conceit: An Italian laborer sets the gears in motion...more

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