"The Crime of Monsieur
Directed by Jean Renoir
Based on a scenario of
Jacques Prevert, and one of the great films of Jean Renoir, the film sprang from Renoir's
belief that the common man, by united action, could overcome tyranny. The head of a small
printing press disappears with all the firm's capital. The employees band together,
collect some money, and go into business as publishers of the popular novelettes of their
neighbor, Monsieur Lange. "The world's greatest
director is Jean
life is always spilling over a Renoir frame as if the screen were not big
enough to encompass all the humanity" (Andrew Sarris, The Village Voice).
French with English subtitles.