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Bitch (The)

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Chienne (La)

Psychological drama - 1931 - B/W
Director : Jean RENOIR
94 minutes
Visa # 33 382
Isan # 0000-0000-7B3F-0000-M-0000-0000-8
Production : Ets Braunberger-Richebé
Distribution : Les Films du Jeudi

With : Michel SIMON, Janie MARÈSE, Georges FLAMANT, Magdelaine BERUBET

Selection, 13rd NYC Film festival, 1975.
Selection, Cannes Classics 2014

Based upon Georges de la Foucherdière's novel.
Dialogues by Jean Renoir (assistant : Claude Heymann).

Restoration 2K by Les Films du Jeudi and La Cinémathèque française with the support of the CNC and the contribution of the Franco American Cultural Found DGA – MPA – SACEM – WGAW



SUMMARY
Maurice Legrand, a meek cashier married to a nagging wife, has a secret passion: he’s a Sunday painter. He falls in love with Lulu, a young woman dominated by Dédé, the pimp who she works for. Dédé pushes Lulu into a relationship with Legrand who sets her up in an apartment. Dédé is always short of money and starts selling Legrand’s paintings, claiming Lulu is the artist. Lulu has no scruples about abusing Legrand’s naivety...

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