French Cancan (Directors Suite) (1954)

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A film by Jean Renoir

Jean Renoir takes a look back at the formation of Paris' iconic Moulin Rouge dance hall in this colourful and light-hearted romp.

French superstar Jean Gabin plays Henri Danglard, a theater producer burdened with a flailing cafe in which the star attraction is his belly-dancing mistress, Lola. Desperate to turn his finances around, Danglard ventures into Montmartre, where the old-fashioned cancan is still danced. Here he happens upon a lovely washerwoman, Nini, in whom he sees a star on the rise...and a conquest. But as Lola's jealousies mount and Nini's emotional dependence becomes almost overbearing, the opening performance of the Moulin Rouge is threatened. Will the show go on?

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Jean Gabin
Françoise Arnoul
María Félix
Anna Amendola
Jean-Roger Caussimon
Dora Doll
Giani Esposito
Gaston Gabaroche
Jacques Jouanneau
Jean Parédès
Franco Pastorino
Michèle Philippe
Michel Piccoli
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Jean Renoir
Georges Van Parys
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
Comedy Drama 1954 99:49 576i (PAL) 4
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French Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s), English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
English, English Alternate Subtitles
Audio Commentary-by Anna Dzenis and Rick Thompson, lecturers at La Trobe Uni., Trailer-Directors Suite trailers
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