A Nous la Liberté

With its barrel-organ score and mechanistic choreography (rather than direction) of actors, this jolly satire on automation may be dated, but no more so now than in its own time. Though it pales in comparison with the anarchic, even scatological, vulgarity of Chaplin's Modern Times, which it influenced, it's well worth a look today as simultaneously vindicating Clair's former high reputation and his subsequent expulsion from most critical pantheons.

Release details

Duration: 104 mins

Cast and crew

Director: René Clair
Screenwriter: René Clair
Cast: Raymond Cordy
Henri Marchand
Rolla France
Germaine Aussey
Paul Olivier
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