Mr. Armand, a former mobster, has become the respectable owner of a building. In the same house, Lucie supports her lover by sleeping with the butcher, while the butcher’s wife has her own lover–his assistant. Their lives are thrown together when a tenant dies and the police show up to investigate.
A popular Albert Simonin adaptation, Marcel Carné’s ensemble comedy is a late-career triumph, its host of eccentric characters recalling the rambunctious atmosphere of his Hôtel du Nord classic. A delectable tale for the senses where romance, mystery, and even gourmet food pleasurably intertwine.
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Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Michel Gondry, 2008, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Pedro Almodóvar, 2006, Spain
Charlie Chaplin, 1940, United States
Wim Wenders, 1987, West Germany
Federico Fellini, 1960, Italy
Jean Renoir, 1939, France
Alfred Hitchcock, 1938, United Kingdom