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Renoir, Jean - French Cancan Rb (Uk Import (Dvd + Blu-Ray))
Releasedatum: 7 november 2011

A film by Jean Renoir

The legendary Jean Gabin plays Danglard, mentor to, and lover of, the stage stars of 1890s Paris. When he discovers a naïve young laundress (Francoise Arnoul) dancing in a nightclub he is inspired by her talent to revive the forgotten cancan in a show that the whole of Paris, rich and poor, will never forget.

Based on the true story of Moulin Rouge founder Charles Zidler, Jean Renoir's exuberant tale of an impresario s commitment to his art is a masterpiece of Technicolor brilliance, which features luminaries of the 1950s Parisian café-concert scene, Edith Piaf and Patachou, as period artistes.

Special Features:

Brand new restoration presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition

The show must go on! The joys of life by Jean Renoir (2010, 57 mins): documentary on the making of French Cancan

Fully illustrated booklet with new essays, biographies and notes on the soundtrack

€ 17.99

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