Jean Renoir, La Chienne, 1931 (still); photo: courtesy Alamy


La Chienne

Part of Modern Cinema: Claire Denis

“Jean Renoir’s first great sound classic, La Chienne is the story of an unhappily married, middle-aged bank clerk, played by Michel Simon. His only passion in life is for painting, which he does in his spare time, until he becomes obsessed with a prostitute (Janie Mareze). She robs and deceives him, and their involvement ends in tragedy.”

Film Details

Country: France
Language: French
Year: 1931
Running time: 96 min
Format: DCP
Director: Jean Renoir
Screenwriter: Jean Renoir
Producers: Pierre Braunberger, Roger Richebé
Cinematographer: Theodor Sparkuhl
Editors: Denise Batcheff, Pál Fejös
Source: Janus Films

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