Modern Languages Film Series, Film 6: The Crime of Mr. Lange

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Crime! Film 6: Le crime de Monsieur Lange [The Crime of Mr. Lange] (France, Jean Renoir, 1936). An early Renoir allegory of fighting injustice by any means, at the dawn of WWII. Mr. Lange is a day-dreaming writer of pulp Western fiction; when his unscrupulous boss absconds with their earnings he rallies his colleagues to continue their popular publishing venture. But the boss returns, and Mr. Lange is faced with a dire choice. Screenplay by poet Jacques Prévert. (In French with English subtitles)

Room or Area: 
D634 and C610

Free and open to the public


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