Movie Reviews

Movie Review: The Lower Depths (1936)

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Written by Jean Renoir and Charles Spaak.
Directed by Jean Renoir.
1936.

Is the love of the right woman enough to set a crooked man straight? Is forty rubles enough for two people starting over? I don’t know, but Gabin believes yes and yes. And, as an old man says of a dying girl’s picture of heaven, “If she believes it, it is true.” This –the tenuous alliance between fear and hope, what some of us would call faith — is the truth of Renoir’s beautiful movie.

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Published by Andy

Andy Davidson is the author of IN THE VALLEY OF THE SUN. He lives in Georgia with his wife and five cats.

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