A Nous La Liberte


(out of 5)

Witty satire that isn’t overly that has its moments. Two convicts escape prison and one of them sets himself up as a salesman in a phonograph company. Eventually working his way up to being the owner of the operation, the man’s life is given a new slant when he is threatened with blackmail by a man who knows about his past. He decides to hit the road with his old buddy, realizing that the true freedom was not in his restrained bourgeois life but in the lawless one he used to have. Some catchy set pieces are the most you’ll get out of this Rene Clair film, but it’s far from his best.

Films Sonores Tobis

France, 1931

Directed by

Screenplay by Rene Clair

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Award Nomination
Best Art Direction (Lazare Meerson)



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