Jean Renoir’s adaptation of Gorky’s classic proletariat play takes license with the dark nature of its source material, softening the play’s bleak outlook in a reaction to the rise of Hitler and the Popular Front in 1930s France.
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Not Renoir's best film but a favorite for Jean Gabin's performance and it's depiction of poverty. I love the scene where Gabin's thief character is intending to rob the desolate baron at gun point but they end up becoming mates, drinking and playing cards all night instread.
Although I found it a little less poetic than Toni, Renoir unfolds, once again, the human condition, now firmed on his political view of relations. I had some problems with the fluidity and this didn't strike me as Toni but I like his away of extrapolating things, and of course his aesthetic.
Se inicia como la historia de un crimen, para luego apuntar a la historia de una amistad, el melodrama y una oda a ese mundo aparentemente miserable. Lo mejor de "Los bajos fondos" tiene que ver con ese acercamiento a un estilo de vida precario pero vivido con mucha dignidad y humanidad, algo que me recuerda al personaje de "Boudu salvado de las aguas".