The Lower Depths
Jean Renoir's acclaimed drama, based on Russian author Maxim Gorky's play, follows the denizens of a Paris slum as they struggle with their lives and loves. Among the miscreants are the thief Pépel (Jean Gabin), a baron (Louis Jouvet) whose gambling habit has cost him his wealth, a miserly landlord (Vladimir Sokoloff) and his shrill wife (Suzy Prim). Compare Renoir's somewhat lighthearted version to Akira Kurosawa's 1957 take on Gorky's play.
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- Jean Renoir
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
French: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary; featurette.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it