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The Bitch / La Chienne

hraný • fiction / 1931 / Francúzsko • France / čb • bw / 91 min.

Réžia • Director: Jean Renoir
Scenár • Screenplay: Jean Renoir
Kamera • Photography: Theodor Sparkuhl
Strih • Editor: Denise Tual, Paul Fejos
Hudba • Music: Eugénie Buffet, Enrico Toselli
Hrajú • Cast: Michel Simon, Janie Marèse, Georges Flamant, Magdeleine Bérubet, Roger Gaillard, Jean Gehret, Alexandre Rignault, Lucien Mancini, Marcel Courmes, Max Dalban, Henri Guisol, Romain Bouquet, Mille Doryans, Viviane Romance, Jane Pierson

Film nakrútený podľa rovnomenného románu Georgea de la Fouchardièra (1874 – 1946) a divadelnej hry Andrého Mouëzyho-Éona (1880 – 1967). Režisér v ňom využíva tematické prvky a štylistické prostriedky, ku ktorým sa vracal aj vo svojich neskorších filmoch. – Hlavnou postavou je Maurice Legrand, slaboch, ktorého nerešpektujú ani kolegovia v práci, ani jeho vlastná žena. Jedného večera sa vracia domov z práce a natrafí na Lulu, ako dostáva bitku na ulici. Legrand do bitky zasiahne a odprevadí Lulu domov, keďže je do nej od prvej chvíle zbláznený. Nevie však o tom, že Lulu sa proti nemu spriahla so svojím pasákom a frajerom Dédém (mužom, ktorý ju predtým bil) a romancu s ním len predstiera, aby od neho získala peniaze a obrazy, ktoré bude môcť neskôr spolu s Dédém opäť predať za vyššiu cenu.

A film based on a novel of the same name written by Georges de la Fouchardière (1874 – 1946) and a play by André Mouëzy-Éon (1880 – 1967). Even in his later films, the director goes back to the stylistic devices and thematic concerns that he employed in this one. – The film follows Maurice Legrand, a weak man who takes disrespect from both his wife and the co-workers at his job. One night while walking home from work, Legrand encounters the character Lulu being beaten in the street. He intervenes and walks Lulu home, becoming smitten with her during their first interaction. Unbeknownst to Maurice, however, Lulu is actually in cahoots with her pimp boyfriend Dédé (the man who was beating her earlier in the film), merely playing up her romance with Legrand so heʼll give her money and paintings which her and Dédé will later re-sell at a higher price.

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