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Widely regarded as one of the greatest film ever made, Jean Renoir’s masterpiece The Rules of the Game is a scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners. At a weekend hunting party, amorous escapades abound among the aristocratic guests and are mirrored by the activities of the servants downstairs. The refusal of one of the guests to play by society’s rules sets off a chain of events that ends in tragedy.

Features: 2-disc . Audio commentary written by film scholar Alexander Sesonske and read by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich; Selected scene audio commentary by Renoir historian Christopher Faulkner; Jean Renoir le Patron: La Règle et L’Exception (1966), a French television program about The Rules of the Game featuring interviews with Renoir and actor Marcel Dalio; A new video essay about the film’s production, release, and later reconstruction; Jean Gaborit and Jacques Durand discuss their reconstruction and re-release of the film (1965); New interview with Renoir’s son, Alain, an assistant cameraman on the film; New interview with The Rules of the Game set designer Max Douy; Written tributes to the film and Renoir by François Truffaut, Paul Schrader, Bertrand Tavernier, Wim Wenders and others.
 

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