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The Rules of the Game Movie Review Summary

Actors: Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Jean Renoir, Marcel Dalio, Julien Carette, Roland Toutain, Gaston Modot

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THE RULES OF THE GAME (La Règle du Jeu) is a movie written and directed by Jean Renoir in 1938.
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Christine and Robert de la Cheyniest have invited their friends to their superb country home for a week-end of hunting and pleasure. André Jurieux, who's France's hero of the day for having crossed the Atlantic without a single stop in his plane, is the guest of honor of the week-end. Jurieux is madly in love with Christine and has planned to convince her to leave her husband Robert.

Robert's mistress, Geneviève, is also one of the guests of the De La Cheyniest. This peculiar situation doesn't shock anybody at all and even the servants begin to imitate the frivolity of their masters. But, while cheating is only a game for the high society, it turns quickly into tragedy when more uncultivated people are concerned.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   General European

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes Any profanity?    -   None

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