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  1. Pierre.F's rating of the film La chienne

    Une grande comédie tragique avec un humour amer.

  2. Ethan's rating of the film La chienne

    This is an extraordinary film noir from the great Jean Renoir with his stylistic cynicism and flair for comic relief this is a near perfect film and a nice little precursor to Lang's Scarlet Street.

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film La chienne

    Un classique inamovible du cinéma français, second film parlant de Renoir, avec une exceptionnelle prestation de Michel Simon, dépassé par l'amour... www.cinefiches.com

  4. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film La chienne

  5. Marvin's rating of the film La chienne

  6. Wee Hunk's rating of the film La chienne

    After I saw 'Scarlett Street' I wanted to see the original and figure out why Renoir didn't like it. In terms of pure technique, the Lang version is better. Renoir was so thrilled with sound that he places a long scene of someone singing at a crucial time in the film, which derails it a bit. The thing he was right about was that his Lulu actually is a prozzy, and as for moralizing, he makes it a bit of a joke.

  7. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film La chienne

  8. Heaven Kleinman's rating of the film La chienne

    A very early example of what will become Renoir's famous ability to change the tone of his films. The funny parts were great, but it was boring otherwise.

  9. Ordet Ordet's rating of the film La chienne

  10. Log Lady's rating of the film La chienne

    More intimate than The Rules of the Game, and in a way better than that, especially with some of the beautifully photographed and lighted scenes. I still prefer Lang's Scarlet Street, though. What's even more interesting than Renoir's film is the backstage drama that echoes the one on celluloid.

  11. RoRoRoro's rating of the film La chienne

  12. ramosbarajas's rating of the film La chienne

    Pretty awful people doing awful things to each other. Definitely see the poetic qualities of the genre, even if the subject matter can be so dark and cynical at points.

  13. El Biffo's rating of the film La chienne

  14. Algitya's rating of the film La chienne

    Another through-the-time complexities from da man.

  15. Quentin Carbonell's rating of the film La chienne

  16. nein's rating of the film La chienne

    After THE RULES OF THE GAME I was a little bit discouraged from watching other stuff from Renoir. I expected them to be as overrated as his main 'masterpiece'. But I wasn't right. LA CHIENNE is great, and it is so from the very first minutes (puppy theatre announcement!).

  17. James Devereaux's rating of the film La chienne

    Beautiful and so sad. But in the end a celebration.

  18. Gylfi's rating of the film La chienne

    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.

  19. meancreek's rating of the film La chienne

    A devastating take on life. It is quite remarkable.

  20. Francisco R.'s rating of the film La chienne

    Renoir's direction doesn't follow the contemporary rules of that period, but relies solely - like all great filmmakers - on his own notion of form and narrative, one of the many reasons this film has aged extremely well, in addition to the great performances of course.

  21. Edward Copeland's rating of the film La chienne

    Jean Renoir's second sound feature is adapted from the same novel that Fritz Lang turned into Scarlet Street, only Renoir takes a more humanistic approach. http://eddieonfilm.blogspot.com/2010/02/it-has-no-moral-whatsoever-and-proves.html

  22. chanandre's rating of the film La chienne

    [Cinémathèque PT #176: 35 mm]