A publishing company’s members form a collective after its charming and thoroughly evil owner (Jules Berry) disappears in the dead of night in Jean Renoir and writer Jacques Prévert’s beautiful film, made under the sign of Prévert’s socialist theater collective, Le Groupe Octobre. “Of all Renoir’s films,” wrote François Truffaut, “M. Lange is the most spontaneous, the richest in miracles of camerawork, the most full of pure beauty and truth. In short, it is a film touched by divine grace.” With René Lefèvre as the guileless dreamer M. Lange and singer and actress Florelle as his beloved. A Rialto Pictures release.
4K restoration from nitrate and safety elements, the internegative and a 35mm print, under the supervision of Studiocanal, with the support of the CNC.