BOUDU SAVED FROM DROWNING
BOUDU SAUVE DES EAUX
1932, Janus Films, 84 min, France, Dir: Jean Renoir

In Jean Renoir's delightful, moving comedy, Michel Simon plays hirsute Parisian tramp Boudu, who plunges into the Seine only to be saved from suicide by a bourgeois bookseller, Edouard Lestingois (Charles Granval). Edouard takes the hobo under his wing and invites him home as a permanent houseguest, but little does he know that Boudu's presence will irreparably shake the wealthy, comfortable Lestingois family to its core. The inspiration for Paul Mazursky's 1986 comedy DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS. In French with English subtitles.


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