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La chienne

Jean Renoir Frankreich, 1931

Gylfi's rating of the film Die Hündin

Brutal stuff. It must have been hilarious to witness the reactions of Will Hays and co. when they viewed the film for the American market. Michel Simon once again delivers a memorable performance in the leading role. Renoir is always at his best when he's showing us the dark side of human nature, the greed and the lust and what we are capable of doing under certain circumstances or when life deals you a bad hand.