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Jean Renoir

Director, Actor

Boudu Saved from DrowningBoudu Saved from Drowning (1932) Recommended
Dir. Jean Renoir
Feat. Michel Simon, Charles Granval, Marcelle Hania
Renoir's joyfully anarchic attack on the bourgeoisie in which vagrant Michel Simon wreaks emotional havoc in the orderly household that have offered…
Le Crime De Monsieur LangeLe Crime De Monsieur Lange (1935) Recommended
Dir. Jean Renoir
Feat. Rene Lefevre, Florelle , Jules Berry
One of the dir.’s early classics. Rene Leferve rises to newsprint fame as the author of the serial “Arizona Jim” after his boss, a…
Une Partie de CampagneUne Partie de Campagne (A Day in the Country) (1936)
Dir. Jean Renoir
Feat. Sylvia Bataille
This evocative, unfinished short (originally part of a full–length feature) lovingly captures the flirtations of a young girl as she detours…
Grand IllusionGrand Illusion (La Grande Illusion) (1937) Recommended
Dir. Jean Renoir
Feat. Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim
The heroics and hypocrasies of war are illustrated through an imprisoned French squadron in WW1 and their cultured German commandant. A hailed…
Bete Humaine, LaBete Humaine, La (1938) Recommended
Dir. Jean Renoir
Feat. Jean Gabin, Simone Simon, Fernand Ledoux
Adaptation of Zola's romantic tragedy brims with tension and exults the presense of French icon Jean Gabin as a hot–headed train driver coaxed…
Marseillaise, LaMarseillaise, La (1938)
Dir. Jean Renoir
Feat. Pierre Renoir, Lisa Delamare, Leon Larive
Renoir's classic depicts events leading up to the French revolution in the 18th Century, electing to extract history from the heart of the common…
La Regle Du JeuLa Regle Du Jeu (Rules of the Game) (1939) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jean Renoir
Feat. Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Roland Toutain
Considered one the greatest films in history, this downbeat yet incisive satire centres around weekend shooting party that results in a myriad of…
Swamp WaterSwamp Water (1941)
Dir. Jean Renoir
Feat. Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Anne Baxter
An interesting melodrama, dank with the regional atmosphere of the Florida Everglades, about the problems undergone by a youthful fur trapper…
Diary of a ChambermaidDiary of a Chambermaid (1945)
Dir. Jean Renoir
Feat. Paulette Goddard
Chambermaid Paulette Goddard upsets an aristocratic household brimming with secrets and intrigues. One of Renoir's early Hollywood pictures.
Southerner, TheSoutherner, The (1945) Recommended
Dir. Jean Renoir
Feat. Betty Field, Zachary Scott, Beulah Bondi
One of dir. Renoir's finest American films, follows the year–long trial of a young family who attempt to grow cotton on a derelict…

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