Boudu saved from drowning

Boudu saved from drowning

Boudu sauvé des eaux

Streaming Video - 2014 | French
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Michel Simon gives one of the most memorable performances in screen history as Boudu, a Parisian tramp who takes a suicidal plunge into the Seine and is rescued by a well-to-do bookseller, Edouard Lestingois (Charles Granval). The Lestingois family decides to take in the irrepressible bum, and he shows his gratitude by shaking the household to its foundations. With Boudu saved from drowning, legendary director Jean Renoir takes advantage of a host of Parisian locations and the anarchic charms of his lead actor to create an effervescent satire of the bourgeoisie.
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 85 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound, black and white
digital, rda
video file, MPEG-4, Flash, rda

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Ron@Ottawa
Dec 30, 2018

Probably an old, watchable film by Jean Renoir. But the B/W images are just too grainy and coarse to secure my interest.

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KatherineHere
Jul 30, 2016

Old '31 black & white. A better title might be "Down & Out in Paris c. 1931." Lots of characters, kind of fun to watch. Some interesting shots of old Paris during the Depression, the people, clothes, décor, etc. Thought-provoking, and also comes with a little pamphlet to explain things you might not have thought of.

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