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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 ... Fille cabaret
Jean-Adrien Espiasse Jean-Adrien Espiasse ... Aviateur cabaret 1
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Storyline

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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Pierre-Auguste walks in on Jean Renoir being bathed, a modern toggle-style light switch is visible on the wall. The toggle switch wasn't invented until 1917, which is a few years after that part of the film. Earlier light switches were push-button style, and the switch on the wall is also of a modern plastic style that is very much later. See more »

Quotes

Andrée Heuschling: I read that actresses can't play the role of lover without lots of experience. What do you say, boss?
Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Nothing. Nothing.
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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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An excellent film that carries a misleading rating
19 May 2013 | by Red-125See all my reviews

Renoir (2012) written and directed by Gilles Bourdos, tells the story of the aging painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Michel Bouquet), his young model Andrée (Christa Theret), and his son Jean (Vincent Rottiers).

Andrée is a free spirit. She has no problem posing in the nude, but she makes it clear to everyone that she is a paid model. She has no intention of posing for the honor of it, nor is she ready to become a cook or a maid, as have other models before her.

Naturally, Jean is drawn to the beautiful young woman, and the plot revolves around the relationships among and between the three main characters.

This is an extraordinarily beautiful movie, filmed on the scenic Côte d'Azur. War is raging elsewhere in France, but life is peaceful in this region. The pace of the film reflects the pace of life at the time--quiet and slow.

This is a film worth seeing, based on historical fact, and suggesting what motivated the younger Renoir to become the extraordinary film director that he was. For some reason, the IMDb weighted average of this film is a dismal 6.6. (The ratings themselves are much higher, but the weighting system brings the number down.) Don't be discouraged by the low rating. This is a movie worth seeking out and seeing. It will work better in a theater, but, if necessary, see it on DVD. It will repay your viewing.


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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:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,194, 31 March 2013

Gross USA:

$2,293,798

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,816,573
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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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