L'Auberge Rouge

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

A successfully weird little tale about a 19th century inn located in the Ardèche with a history of disappearing guests, Autant-Lara's studio snow-bound black comedy is chiefly remembered now as one of the better vehicles for moose-faced Fernandel. As a gluttonous monk privy to the special service offered by the innkeeper's wife (Rosay), he is the key to saving the latest visitors from oblivion at the risk of breaking the secrecy of the confessional. The script by Aurenche and Bost has their famed polish and irony, as well as a stream of anti-clerical jibes, and is played to the hilt by an expert cast.

By: DT


Release details

94 mins

Cast and crew

Claude Autant-Lara
Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost
Françoise Rosay
Jean-Roger Caussimon
Julien Carette
Didier d'Yd
Marie-Claire Olivia
Nane Germon
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