One of the all-time comedy classics, René Clair’s À nous la liberté tells the story of Louis, an escaped convict who becomes a wealthy industrialist. Unfortunately, his past returns (in the form of old jail pal Emile) to upset his carefully laid plans.
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À Nous la Liberté is warm and immortal with some of the most enchanting musical numbers of the history.
Raymond Cordy and Henri Marchand are dashingly heart-wrenching. They portray the dehumanized society of the post first world war with brutally laughable and the anarchistic wit, which added by Clair`s satiric and ingenious experiment in creating rhythm through the machinery, workers and surrounding to lyricize
Five years before modern times, Clair brilliantly taps into the burgeoning social and economic unrest in this beautiful satire. Walking the line between silent and talkie, I could watch Raymond Cordy make faces all day long.
À Nous la Liberté is a brilliant, thoughtful film that has a whimsical story book quality to it. In today's day age this film feels especially poignant. With À Nous la Liberté René Clair creates an all time classic that film fans will be discussing for years to come!
Classique du cinéma français en forme de comédie musicale-opérette qui tente comme Charles Chaplin, quelques années plus tard, bien plus efficacement, dans "Les temps modernes" de critiquer l'industrialisation intensive et fortement déshumanisante...
Clair is a very interesting filmmaker. There is a clear homage to this film by Chaplin in Modern Times as has been discussed ad nauseum. Its just a really great film and one of the highlights of earlier French cinema. I need to see more of his work.