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Renoir (2012)

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Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his ... See full summary »

Director:

Gilles Bourdos

Writers:

Jacques Renoir (based on work ''Le tableau amoureux' by), Gilles Bourdos (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Bouquet ... Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Christa Théret ... Andrée Heuschling
Vincent Rottiers ... Jean Renoir
Thomas Doret ... Coco Renoir
Romane Bohringer ... Gabrielle
Michèle Gleizer Michèle Gleizer ... Aline Renoir
Laurent Poitrenaux Laurent Poitrenaux ... Pierre Renoir
Anne-Lise Heimburger Anne-Lise Heimburger ... La boulangère (as Annelise Heimburger)
Sylviane Goudal Sylviane Goudal ... La Grand'Louise
Solène Rigot ... Madeleine
Emmanuelle Lepoutre Emmanuelle Lepoutre ... La Médecine
Carlo Brandt ... Docteur Pratt
Thierry Hancisse ... Le brocanteur (as Thierry Hancisse de la Comédie Française)
Alice Barnole Alice Barnole ... Fille cabaret
Jean Adrien Espiasse Jean Adrien Espiasse ... Aviateur cabaret 1 (as Jean-Adrien Espiasse)
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Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his side is Andrée, a young woman who rejuvenates, enchants, and inspires both father and son. Written by Samuel Goldwyn Films

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of art-related nudity and brief language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France

Language:

French | Italian

Release Date:

2 January 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Реноар See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,194, 31 March 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,291,047, 22 September 2013
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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of France to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

Goofs

The second time Renoir draws Andrée, after sending Coco/Claude away, the shot of Andree topless goes back and forth, each time her hair changes from draped over her front to behind her back. It is so obvious it's hard to believe anyone missed it. See more »

Quotes

Andrée Heuschling: I paint like a child.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir: That's a good thing. My whole life, I tried to paint like a child.
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Connections

References The Exploits of Elaine (1914) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody shimmies now
(1919)
Music by Joe Gold and Edmund J. Parray (as E.J. Porray)
Lyrics by Eugene West (as E. West)
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Memorable but hard to sit through

Normally I love French films, especially those set in the beautiful countryside, and I did enjoy the cinematography in this film, but.....something was really lacking for me. Other reviewers have said the same - an unfortunate lack of drama or excitement, in a plodding but beautiful film. Not much development of the characters - we are left wondering about the various females in the household and their feelings. The wounded son displays a curiously restrained demeanor in the film, not saying a whole lot, and the younger son is portrayed as somewhat odd and neglected, but I did not read anything about his neglect in other biographies of Renoir, and his strange behavior seemed to have no point in the film. I found it hard to sit through the whole film, constantly expecting something to happen. One moment of strong emotion by Andree did not lead to anything much afterward. The constant focus on Renoir's horribly disfigured hands was probably essential but disturbing. I would have liked some scenes with flashbacks to his youth and success as a painter, to give this film some more life. At the time I really felt that I did not like the film, but I keep thinking back on the scenes, so it was worth seeing.


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