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Ratings & Reviews

  1. dionysus67's rating of the film Toni

    One of those pantheon films about the French countruside, where the deflected moral codes by passion's sudden bite undergo the reversal that awaits contingency's approval. The genius of Renoir blends a Sadean imagery (the whipping scene) with society's 'return' to the state of nature, all foretold in the brilliant scene of Josefa stung by a wasp when she meets Toni in the idyllic natural setting.

  2. Bertrand's rating of the film Toni

    Film un peu simple de Renoir mais qui fait ressentir les prémices du cinéma néo-réaliste et montre, avec une vraie bienveillance, la vie des immigrés en Provence dans les années 30.

  3. Pierre.F's rating of the film Toni

    Monument dans l'oeuvre de Renoir. Un film précurseur du néo-réalisme : Renoir tente de saisir avec un souci maniaque du détail les paysages et la condition des ouvriers de ce coin de la Provence. Il s'attache notamment à montrer la diversité culturelle qui peuple ce milieu : entre l'italien Toni, l'espagnol Josefa et Marie le française.

  4. Nabil Hamzaki's rating of the film Toni

    "The action takes place in the south of France, where destroying the spirit of Babel, nature knows full well how to mix races."

  5. David Sindmark Hörnfeldt's rating of the film Toni

  6. msmichel's rating of the film Toni

    Excellent film by Jean Renoir that often feels like it comes from the 'neorealist' movement that wouldn't come for another decade. The novelty of the film, for the time period, is the location shooting which gives the film a naturalism missing from much work of this period. Story and performances also excel.

  7. EdieEmm's rating of the film Toni

    There's a type of usually humanist cinema whose claim to legitimacy as an art form is made in literary terms e.g. can rival the novel’s subtlest signifiers, the sweep of being caught up in a thing that felt somehow not at all like artifice, the poetry of every day, and human-sized lives. Futility, dignity, drops in buckets, driving cycles… Like a rainy day novel. Renoir is master of whisper & suggestion in narrative.

  8. captainfez's rating of the film Toni

    Shitty life in Italy? How about trading it for a shitty life in France?

  9. Chearth's rating of the film Toni

  10. azoulay's rating of the film Toni

    Tout est à l'intérieur du film qui se déroule à l'intérieur d'un monde, celui des immigrés. Tout est à l'intérieur du coeur du personnage principal et de son amour fou. C'est l'intimité de ces sentiments que Renoir filme dans des scènes inoubliables de beauté, le temps suspendu et piétiné, une vie directe perdue d'avance. Éblouis par tant d'intelligence sensible nous regardons avec Jean Renoir, filer la misère.

  11. Superfrog's rating of the film Toni

    An amazing social film, from a time where social dynamics seem to have been much saber than today, in spite of the amount of criminal activity happening. And it takes me back a few generations to my family history.

  12. Gaurav Singhmar's rating of the film Toni

  13. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Toni

  14. vanderlukas's rating of the film Toni

    Toni es un filme cuya trama gira en torno de las aristas más complejas de las relaciones interpersonales: el amor desinteresado, casi puro, la decepción de sabernos erráticos y el deseo que lleva a la perversidad. A sus 80 años se siente muy, muy vigente.

  15. Hodek Van Mealstrom's rating of the film Toni

    Renoir had the virtue of an unexplored field, no better artist could make such a discover.

  16. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film Toni

    My first Renoir!!! Life changed.

  17. εξώτερο Διάστημα's rating of the film Toni

    "There is nothing in fact more ignobly useless and superfluous than the organ called the heart, which is the vilest means that one could have invented for pumping life into me." (Artaud) Pumps life out too.. Axiomatic cinema for finding the just intonation to picture human Babylon's two major equalizers: Love and Pain. Distinct psycho-geographies aside, we traverse them in roughly same ways, paying the same price. It

  18. FISCHER's rating of the film Toni

    Un incontournable chef-d'oeuvre du cinéma français sur l'impossible amour entre deux personnes qui s'aiment, que tout sépare, et qui jamais ne se trouveront... www.cinefiches.com

  19. Diogo Monteiro's rating of the film Toni

  20. Hugo Poderoso's rating of the film Toni

    The moment when Marie rows to jump into the water, and suddenly the lake blends with the sky and the rowboat seems to float in nothing. The beauty of this shot is in the lake itself, and it doesn't get more or less beautiful because of the drama that is taking place. The character's conflicts aren't going to stop the work in the quarry or make the grapes stop growing. And that's a great way to tell a story.

  21. RoRoRoro's rating of the film Toni

  22. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Toni

    Lo mejor, dos escenas de un pronunciado erotismo. El protagonista mordisqueando la espalda de una mujer española, símbolo y estereotipo del deseo. Luego la misma cediendo a los manoseos de otro pretendiente. "Toni" es la historia de un personaje en principio egoísta, luego benevolente. Es también el personaje de su amigo fiel, el tiránico esposo y el primo oportunista. Una fábrica de engaños, amantes y románticos.

  23. Terry_Moby's rating of the film Toni

    A melodramatic story told in a realistic, totally undramatic manner. The joyless double-wedding is the perfect example for Renoir's style here.

  24. o_oo's rating of the film Toni

    "Tout les enfants de Toni s'y reconnaitront"

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