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Boudu Sauvé des Eaux
December 17, 2010 - December 30, 2010
French Cinema @ Filmhouse
Shot in 1932, when sound at the movies was still in its infancy, and later lamely remade as Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Boudu Saved from Drowning is one of Jean Renoir’s most enjoyable films, and its wit, freshness and spontaneity continue to impress almost eighty years later.
Pioneering in its use of authentic locations, it stars Michel Simon as the anarchic tramp Boudu, who’s rescued from drowning by a kindly Parisian bookseller and then installed in the latter’s household, with chaotic results.