The Rules of the Game

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Brief Synopsis: "Considered one of the greatest films ever made, The Rules of the Game (La règle du jeu), by Jean Renoir, is a scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners in which a weekend at a marquis’ country château lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haut bourgeois acquaintances. The film has had a tumultuous history: it was subjected to cuts after the violent response of the premiere audience in 1939, and the original negative was destroyed during World War II; it wasn’t reconstructed until 1959."

Overall Ranking: 0 (Rank from 1939: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Nora Gregor (Christine de la Cheyniest)
  • Paulette Dubost (Lisette, sa camériste)
  • Mila Parély (Geneviève de Marras)
  • Odette Talazac (Madame de la Plante)
  • Claire Gérard (Madame de la Bruyère)
  • Anne Mayen (Jackie, nièce de Christine)
  • Lise Elina (Radio-Reporter)
  • Marcel Dalio (Robert de la Cheyniest)
  • Julien Carette (Marceau, le braconnier)
  • Roland Toutain (André Jurieux)
  • Gaston Modot (Edouard Schumacher, le garde-chasse)
  • Jean Renoir (Octave)
  • Jean Renoir (Director)