Les Bas-Fonds

Film, Drama

Time Out says

The location of Renoir's adaptation of Maxim Gorki's play is not identified, but from the distinctive acting styles the feel is very French, with the enclosed world of a studio-built courtyard suggesting the dark side to his earlier success, Le Crime de Monsieur Lange. But rather than building on a feeling of community, the characters assembled - among them an actor, a drunk, a fallen baron - exist more as individuals looking for a way to escape. Gabin and Jouvet are their usual glorious selves, though the tendency towards pessimism makes this one of Renoir's less rewarding films.

By: DT


Release details

89 mins

Cast and crew

Jean Renoir
Charles Spaak, Jean Renoir, Jacques Companéez, Eugène Zamiatine
Junie Astor
Robert Le Vigan
Louis Jouvet
Jean Gabin
Vladimir Sokoloff
Suzy Prim
André Gabriello
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