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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jean Renoir; Claude Renoir; Carl Koch; Marcel Dalio; Nora Grégor; Roland Toutain
|Language Note:||In French with optional English subtitles.|
|Notes:||Originally released as a motion picture in 1939.
Special features (disc 1): new high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound; introduction to the film by Jean Renoir; audio commentary written by film scholar Alexander Sesonske and read by Peter Bogdonovich; version comparison: side-by-side analysis of the two endings of the film, along with an illustrated study of Renoir's shooting script; selected scene analysis by Renoir historian Christopher Faulkner; (disc 2): Excerpts from "Jean Renoir le patron: La règle et l'exception" (1966); part one of "Jean Renoir", a two-part 1993 BBC documentary by David Thompson; new video essay about the film's production, release, and later reconstruction; interview with Renoir's son, Alain, an assistant cameraman on the film; interview with the film's set designer Max Douy; 1995 interview with actress Mila Parély; written tributes to the film and Renoir.
Booklet includes: writings by Jean Renoir, François Truffaut, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bertrand Tavernier, and an essay by Alexander Sesonske.
|Credits:||Photography, Jean Bachelet ; editor, Marguerite Renoir ; music, Roger DeÌsormieÌre.|
|Cast:||Marcel Dalio, Nora Grégor, Roland Toutain ... [et al.].|
|Description:||2 videodiscs (106 min.) : digital, sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ( 24 p.: 18 cm.)|
|Details:||DVD format; Dolby Digital mono.|
|Series Title:||Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 216.|
|Other Titles:||Régle du jeu|
|Responsibility:||directed by Jean Renoir ; producer, Claude Renoir, Sr. ; scenario, Jean Renoir and Carl Koch.|
Cloaked in a comedy of manners, this scathing critique of corrupt French society is about a weekend hunting party at which amorous escapades abound among the aristocratic guests, which are also mirrored by the activities of the servants downstairs.
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