30.09. - 09.10.2021

French Cancan France, Italy 1954 | 108 min | OV | Colour | FF 2011

Jean Renoir

Jean Renoir, (*1894; †1979) set up a production company with the money he inherited from his famous father mainly to launch the career of his beautiful wife. Thus began the making of a world famous director.

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Paris around 1890. Henri Danglard, proprietor of the fashionable but bankrupt cafe 'Le Paravent Chinois' featuring his mistress, belly dancer Lola, goes slumming in Montmarte where the then-old-fashioned cancan is still danced. There, he conceives the idea of reviving the cancan as the feature of a new, more popular establishment...and meets Nini, a laundry worker and natural dancer, whom he hopes to star in his new show. But a tangled maze of jealousies intervenes.

Original title: French Cancan
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Jean Renoir
Screenplay: Jean Renoir, André-Paul Antoine
Cast: Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, Maria Félix, Gianni Esposito, Edith Piaf, Patachou, André Clavea
Producer: Louis Wipf
Director of Photography: Michel Kelber
Music: Georges Van Parys
Production Design: Max Douy
Editor: Boris Lewin
Sound: 0
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Format: 35 mm
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