Marguerite Renoir

Born: 1906
Died: 1987

Highlighted works

  • Le TROU

    Becker’s outstanding parting gift to cinema is this gripping tale of a prison escape.

  • GOUPI MAINS ROUGES

    The Goupi are a corrupt family who all come under suspicion when one of them is murdered for her money.

  • La Règle du jeu

    La Règle du jeu

    Made on the cusp of WWII, Jean Renoir’s satire of the upper-middle classes was banned as demoralising by the French government for two decades after its release.

  • ÉDOUARD ET CAROLINE

    Becker’s offbeat comedy about a failing marriage is surprisingly dark at times.

  • La Grande Illusion

    La Grande Illusion

    Jean Renoir’s pacifist classic is set in a German prisoner-of-war camp during WWI, where class kinship is felt across national boundaries.

  • RENDEZ-VOUS DE JUILLET

    One of the finest films about postwar St Germain, where philosophy, theatre and jazz thrived.

  • MONTPARNASSE 19

    The story of dissolute painter Modigliani (Gérard Philippe) and the women in his life.

  • Touchez pas au grisbi

    A haunting, witty and masterful film about honour and ageing, starring Jean Gabin.

  • CASQUE D'OR

    Becker’s most-loved film, about a golden-haired woman who finds a new lover, is probably his masterpiece.

  • FALBALAS

    Jacques Becker’s seductively energetic look at the world of haute couture.

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