MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,879 this week

Nana (1926)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  25 June 1926 (France)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 426 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 7 critic

When the vivacious and beautiful Nana bombs at the Théâtre des Variétés, she embarks on the life of a courtesan, using her allure and charisma to entice and pleasure men.

Director:

Writers:

(scenario), (inspired by the novel by), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 12 Jul 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 31 May 2012
 
a list of 198 titles
created 30 Dec 2012
 
a list of 94 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Nana" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Nana (1926)

Nana (1926) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Nana.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love to a man at the inn, where they spend the day.

Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Sylvia Bataille, Jane Marken, Georges D'Arnoux
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

In Zola's Paris, an ingenue arrives at a tony bordello: she's Nana, guileless, but quickly learning to use her erotic innocence to get what she wants. She's an actress for a soft-core ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Wolman
Stars: Katya Berger, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Yehuda Efroni
The River (1951)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Three adolescent girls growing up in Bengal, India, learn their lessons in life after falling for an older American soldier.

Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Patricia Walters, Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight
Nana II (2005)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A chance encounter between two girls of the same name, "Nana," triggers a series of events and relationships.

Director: Kentarô Ohtani
Stars: Mika Nakashima, Aoi Miyazaki, Hiroki Narimiya
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A missionary tries to outwit the U.S. government and smuggle Chinese orphans into the country.

Directors: Bruce Manning, Jean Renoir
Stars: Deanna Durbin, Edmond O'Brien, Barry Fitzgerald
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Made for television, this film consists of four parts: Part One, "The Last Christmas Dinner," is about the relationship between an old man and an old woman, both homeless. Part Two, "The ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Nino Formicola, Milly, Roger Trapp
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau.

Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Low-life Harry falls in love with sweet Betty who inspires him to improve himself so he can marry her. He enters a $25,000 cross-country hiking contest. After many adventures he wins, pays ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Edwards
Stars: Harry Langdon, Joan Crawford, Edwards Davis
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Directors: Garson Kanin, Jean Renoir
Stars: Claude Dauphin, Burgess Meredith, Philip Bourneuf
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Mac Ahlberg
Stars: Anna Gaël, Gillian Hills, Lars Lunøe
Nana (TV Series 2006)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Stars: Ashleigh Ball, Nicole Bouma, Richard Ian Cox
Nana (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Nana is 4 years old and lives in a stone house beyond the forest. Back from school, a late afternoon, all she finds is silence in the house. A journey into the darkness of her childhood. The world from her height.

Director: Valérie Massadian
Stars: Kelyna Lecomte, Marie Delmas, Alain Sabras
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Nana
Pierre Lestringuez ...
Bordenave (as Pierre Philippe)
Jacqueline Forzane ...
La Comtesse Sabine Muffat
Werner Krauss ...
Jean Angelo ...
Le Comte de Vandeuvres
Raymond Guérin-Catelain ...
Georges Hugon (as R. Guérin Catelain)
Claude Autant-Lara ...
Fauchery (as Claude Moore)
Pierre Champagne ...
Karl Harbacher ...
Francis, le coiffeur (as Arbacher)
Valeska Gert ...
Zoe, la femme de chambre
Jacqueline Ford ...
Rose Mignon
...
Le jockey de 'Nana' (as Price)
Gresham ...
Le jockey de 'Lusignan'
Luc Dartagnan ...
Maréchal, le bookmaker (as Dartagnan)
Nita Romani ...
Satin
Edit

Storyline

Based on the famous novel by Emile Zola. The vivacious and beautiful Nana seeks fame on the stages of Paris in the shows at the Théâtre des Variétés. (which will look familiar to lovers of "Children of Paradise"). When she bombs as an actress, Nana becomes a courtesan, using her allure and charisma more directly to entice and pleasure men. She is kept in a sumptuous fashion by a wealthy count, and several prominent and wealthy men find themselves unable to withstand her charms. In the novel, the theater manager describe Nana: "Nana has something else, dammit, and something that takes the place of everything else. I scented it out, and it smells damnably strong in her, or else I lost my sense of smell." But there's a pain and a pathos at the heart of Nana's situation, and it slowly makes its poisonous way into the lives of all in Nana's orbit. Written by Ann Walton Sieber

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 June 1926 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Nanà  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une histoire seule (1989) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Early European drama by a master.
6 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

NANA is a dramatic love story by Renoir, one of the few directors that understood all aspects of cinematography. For me, these early mutes are the reason why cinematography is also an art form. Much more then the money driven "products" that came out the last years (spending millions on 1 film, but not including a story?). NANA only strengthened that opinion. It's certainly not the best film from the thirties I've seen. I find some scenes too long for that, but it's still very good. The sets are inside the hotel and house are amazing, the plot is strong. The actor that played Muffat is the best I've seen from that generation of films. I'm not really a fan of films that have a dramatic love story as a starting-point, I find it quickly too slow, but that's just really un-PC from me. ;) 6.5/10


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Nana (1926) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?