A Nous la Liberté (Liberty for Us)

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À Nous la Liberté is an early talkie from French filmmaker René Clair. Louis (Raymond Cordy) and Emile (Henri Marchand) are a pair of convicts whose lives take decidely different paths after prison. Emile works his way up the ladder of capitalism, becoming a phonograph factory boss, a job that finds him overseeing a bleak outfit of automatous drones. Louis, on the other hand, lives the life of a poverty-stricken vagabond. Despite their contrasting lots, the pair meet up again later in life. À Nous la Liberté is perhaps best remembered for being the main inspiration for Charlie Chaplin's 1936 classic Modern Times. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi


Critic Reviews for A Nous la Liberté (Liberty for Us)

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A great movie with a great message.

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Aj V

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A very fun little gem. It's very clasically cute, with all its slapstick and its musicalization. The story is a critical comparison of a prison and a factory! Chaplin drew inspiration from it for Modern Times. It isn't a must see but it's one of those movies that can be appreciated for their simplicity, their wit and their charm.

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