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French Cancan (Dual Format Edition) French Cancan (Dual Format Edition)

Based on the story of Moulin Rouge founder Charles Zidler, Jean Renoir's tale of an impresario's commitment to his art is a masterpiece of Technicolor brilliance.

Based on the story of Moulin Rouge founder Charles Zidler, Jean Renoir's tale of an impresario's commitment to his art is a masterpiece of Technicolor brilliance.

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The legendary Jean Gabin plays Danglard, mentor and lover of the stage stars of 1890s Paris. When he discovers a naive young laundress (Françoise Arnoul) dancing in a nightclub he is inspired by her talent to revive the long-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 cafe-concert scene, Edith Piaf and Patachou, as period artistes.

The legendary Jean Gabin plays Danglard, mentor and lover of the stage stars of 1890s Paris. When he discovers a naive young laundress (Françoise Arnoul) dancing in a nightclub he is inspired by her talent to revive the long-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 cafe-concert scene, Edith Piaf and Patachou, as period artistes.

Extras

  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Brand new restoration
  • The Show Must Go On! The Joys of Life by Jean Renoir (2010, 57 mins): documentary on the making of French Cancan.
  • French Cancan Restored (2010, 5 mins): a look at the technical work which went into the restoration.
  • Fully illustrated booklet with essay, biography and review.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673011188
Catalogue Number BFIB1118
Subtitle A film by Jean Renoir
Product contents
  • Presented in both high definition and standard definition.
  • Brand new restoration.
  • The Show Must Go On! The Joys of Life by Jean Renoir (2010, 57 min): documentary on the making of French Cancan.
  • French Cancan Restored (
Year 1954
Director Renoir, Jean
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries France
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Subtitles English
Language(s) French
Running time 104
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate PG

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