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The Law (La legge) (1960)

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Release Date: May 4, 1960 Wide

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Jules Dassin, blacklisted during the McCarthy era, directs this routine, ostensibly romantic tale that really courts an underlying theme of the misuse of power. Based on a popular French novel and set in a small Mediterranean town, the story involves a small group of men and the woman several of them desire. The men gather around in the local tavern each evening to play a rather vicious game called "The Law." One man is chosen to dictate to the others, and they have to do what he says, no matter

Sep 28, 2010

Oscilloscope Pictures

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full of campy star turns, melodramatic confrontations, and relentless moralism

November 13, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine
Film Comment Magazine

The title, The Law, refers to a cynical power drinking game."

September 21, 2012 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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More than its intellectual topics of interest, Dassin's intricately scripted tale is a showcase for his deft gift with the camera.

January 21, 2011 Full Review Source: House Next Door
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