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La chienne

Jean Renoir Frankreich, 1931

Terry_Moby's rating of the film Die Hündin

4.2 Cinema seems to be Renoir´s natural way of expression. In his hands directing appears to be an easy job. No effort... And yet, his command of image and sound (this is his only his second sound film) is complex and versatile. Mirrors, paintings, frame within frames, long takes - it all serves a purpose in the story and works equally as metaphor... The epilogue is the icing on the cake.