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One of the all-time great comedy classics, René Clair's À Nous la Liberté is a skillful satire of the industrial revolution and the blind quest for wealth. Deftly integrating his signature musical-comedy technique with pointed social criticism, Clair tells the story of an escaped convict who becomes a wealthy industrialist. Unfortunately his past returns to upset his carefully laid plans. Featuring lighthearted wit, tremendous visual innovation, and masterful manipulation of sound, À Nous la Liberté is both a potent indictment of mechanized modern society and an uproarious comic delight.
This great film is often overlooked. Do yourself a favor and see it. wonderful music. HumanisticPublished 12 days ago by Andrew H. Goldberg
I know this is by the great director Rene Clair, considered one of the best in the world. However this film is not my cup of tea, so I don't recommend it.Published on July 7, 2012 by Tony Marquise Jr.
Confessions abound, this wasn't a favorite film of mine upon the initial viewing. As I sat down to watch it again, there was hesitancy behind my eyes, Rene Clair's work is... Read morePublished on April 29, 2008 by A. Gyurisin
It's obvious Clair is a Charles Chaplain fan. Movies had come out of their infancy with Chaplain as the comedy pioneer. Read morePublished on April 11, 2006 by R. A Rubin
Just a response to another reviewer; yes, this is Clair's 1950 recut of the film. But the recut is ill-advised, and is generally considered by most historians as a prime example of... Read morePublished on October 24, 2002