You want the fuckin rules well here they are:
Rule Number 1. Watch this movie more than once.
Rule Number 2. Apply the rules of the game to your own life.
Everybody plays games. You women play games with our minds but we love it. Everybody lies. Even YOU who said this wasn't a masterpiece. I wish I didn't have to play these stupid games with society but if you are too REAL for this world, they will MURDER YOU!!!
Never before and never since has chaos been so elegantly portrayed on film. Masses of bodies and figures from the sky and earth, from upper to lower class societies meld together seamlessly in carnivalesque fashion. No matter how many rules and regulations civilization imposes on itself, "everyone has their reasons" and it's these reasons which always paradoxically lead to anomy.
At a time when war clouds were gathering ominously over Europe Renoir presented this masterpiece to the world, a satiric country house comedy that mocked the class system. He orchestrated a large cast magnificently and even cast himself in one of the pivotal roles. It caused outrage on release and was soon re-edited before being banned and was only re-assembled years later. It's hilarious, melancholic and brilliant..
A scathing look at a petty, corrupt, immature, and hollow society, from the butlers and cooks to the "sophisticated" wealthy. These people treat human life like they are, hunting game, and the results are deadly. Renoir's masterpiece is also hilarious with colorful characters and excellent camera work. As with Renoir's Grand Illusion, Rules of The Game is a cinematic experience that is satisfying on many levels.