The Crime of Monsieur Lange (Le Crime de Monsieur Lange) (1936)
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as Mons. Amedee Lange
as Charles Bessard The Concierges' Son
as Bessard the Concierge
as Mme. Bessard
as Batala's cousin
as The Foreman
as A Client at the Auberge
as The Model maker
as Priest on Train
Critic Reviews for The Crime of Monsieur Lange (Le Crime de Monsieur Lange)
What elevates "Lange" is its wide range of idiosyncratic, delightful characters, its belief in humanity in all its crazy variety, and its abundance of high spirits and raffish charm that are absolutely contagious.
Its glittering bustle of motion and character always offers new and piercing details.
It spins a loose and nondescript story, which ranges uncertainly between romantic comedy and solemn melodrama, about a publishing enterprise in which an author of cheap French Western fiction is the pivotal element.
Jacques Prevert's screenplay has wit and economy, but it is the multiplicity of points of view implied in Renoir's fluid direction that lifts the film from propaganda to art.
Renoir's happy, goofy, giddy, and, yes, awe-inspiring [comedy] is a timeless marvel. The only good reason this warm, rollicking, political and politically sophisticated comedy is [lesser-known] is that it's been out of circulation for years.
Audience Reviews for The Crime of Monsieur Lange (Le Crime de Monsieur Lange)
fast-moving story about a child-man's fantasy life awaking his neighbors in solidarity; the bad guy's fantasy life becomes hiding in a priest costume & stealing
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