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The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse d'or)

The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse d'or) (1953)

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Set in 18th-century South America, The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse D'Or) stars Anna Magnani as an earthy Commedia Del Arte performer. Magnani is lusted after by diplomat Duncan Lamont, who leaves both his job and his mistress to pursue the sexy actress. Also vying for Magnani's favors are a bullfighter and a nobleman. Magnani tries to avert bloodshed by giving away the Golden Coach that had been bestowed upon her by the expansive Lamont. When director Jean Renoir was asked if he intended The

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As with all of Renoir`s films, it is impossible to define the tone of The Golden Coach, so smoothly does comedy shade into drama, joy into despair, warm optimism into cool cynicism and vice versa.

July 11, 2014 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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What the whole thing comes down to is a stunningly colorful show, in the middle of which looms Miss Magnani.

March 25, 2006 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Exquisitely shot by Claude Renoir, this is one of the great colour films.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Essential viewing.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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It's an escapist theatrical comedy.

January 15, 2011 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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This superbly crafted masterpiece about life and art, with a charismatic performance from the great Anna Magnani as a temperamental actress, was made by Jean Renoir after returning to France from a decade in the U.S. and filming The River in India.

October 11, 2007 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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The Golden Coach is Jean Renoir's invitation to sit back and enjoy the colorful, romantic, humorous spectacle that is real life.

August 30, 2006 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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What we take away from The Golden Coach are its sumptuous look and the sense that a master director is opening up to us with some long-standing passions.

April 7, 2006 Full Review Source: DVDJournal.com
DVDJournal.com

Dazzling, joyful, beautiful, graceful

August 13, 2005
Classic Film and Television

One of his greatest achievements.

September 6, 2004 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

The Golden Coach, despite its preoccupation with the stage, is a distinctly cinematic experience.

August 22, 2004 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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A minor masterpiece from a major artist.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
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Audience Reviews for The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse d'or)

one of renoir's masterpieces. magnani is the perfect center for the many layered stories here. exceedingly clever set designs. a delight
September 29, 2012
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Jean Renoir's foray into English is not terrible to behold but it barely captures interest. Feels dated and silly at times. A good performance by Anna Magnani however.
April 10, 2012
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Foreign Titles

  • Die goldene Karosse (DE)
  • The Golden Coach (Le carrosse d'or) (1952) (UK)
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