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BOUDU SAVED FROM DROWNING
aka BOUDU SAUVe DES EAUX
UK: Park Circus (2010)
UK: NFT (2005)
Cast: Michel Simon, Charles Grandval, Marcelle Hainia, Severine Lerczinska, Jean Daste, Jacques Becker, Max Dalban, Jean Daste, Jane Pierson, Georges D'Arnoux, Regine Lutece
Director: Jean Renoir
Language: French (English subtitles)
UK: 85 mins
UK Certificate: PG contains mild sex and suicide references
UK Release Date: 17 December 2010 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 30 December 2005 (Limited Release - London)
BOUDU SAVED FROM DROWNING celebrates the battle of the human spirit against the stifling aspects of bourgeois civilisation. Parisian tramp Boudu, (Michel Simon), is rescued while attempting to jump from the Pont des Arts and adopted by a left-bank bookseller, M Lestingois. Groomed and healthy again, the shameless Boudu seduces both Lestingois' proud wife and his mistress, their maid...
There have been two remakes, DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS (starring Nick Nolte) and BOUDU (starring Gerard Depardieu).