Trailer Debut: Jean Renoir’s Forgotten Masterpiece, ‘The Crime of Monsieur Lange’


Few filmmakers in all of movie history have had the kind of run Jean Renoir had in the 1930s, crafting a series of enduring masterpieces that included La Chienne, Boudou Saved from Drowning, The Human Beast, and two of the greatest films anybody ever made, Grand Illusion and The Rules of the Game. He was working so frequently, at such high quality, that it’s not surprising a few films have been somewhat shuffled aside – like his 1936 mystery/romance/social commentary hybrid, The Crime of Monsieur Lange, which the French master wrote with Jean Castanyer and Jacques Prévert (who also penned Children of Paradise and Port of Shadows).

But the time is right for a reexamination of this “minor” Renoir, and good news: Studiocanal has undertaken a 4K restoration with new subtitles, and Rialto Pictures is giving it a theatrical re-release. And now, courtesy of our friends at Film Forum, we’re proud to debut its new trailer:

The Crime of Monsieur Lange runs November 17th to 23rd at Film Forum; more information here.