Boudu Saved from Drowning

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Boudu Saved from Drowning

Boudu Saved from Drowning

Release Date: November 11, 1932

Year    :   1932
Slogan    :   «A Recently Rediscovered Renoir ... Discover It For Yourself!»
Genres    :   Comedy
Production Companies    :   Les Établissements Jacques Haïk, Les Productions Michel Simon, Crédit Cinématographique Français (CCF)
Director    :   Jean Renoir
Producers    :   Michel Simon
Writers    :   Jean Renoir, René Fauchois, Albert Valentin
RunTime    :   84 mins.

Michel Simon gives one of the most memorable performances in screen history as Boudu, a Parisian tramp who takes a suicidal plunge into the Seine and is rescued by a well-to-do bookseller, Edouard Lestingois. The Lestingois family decides to take in the irrepressible bum, and he shows his gratitude by shaking the household to its foundations. With Boudu Saved from Drowning, legendary director Jean Renoir takes advantage of a host of Parisian locations and the anarchic charms of his lead actor to create an effervescent satire of the bourgeoisie.


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