|Freedom for Us 1931 N/R, 104 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama / Comedy / Musical
Director: Rene Clair
Cast: Henri Marchand, Raymond Cordy, Paul Ollivier, Andre Michaud, Rolla France, Germaine Aussey, Leon Lorin, William Burke, Vincent Hyspa, Alexander D'Arcy, Jacques Shelly, Albert Broquin, Maximilienne, Eugene Stuber, Marguerite de Morlaye
This famous anti-capitalist statement starts with two prisoners who become friends. Louis (Raymond Cordy) escapes and becomes an executive at a phonograph factory. When his friend, Emile (Henri Marchand), gets out of jail, he ends up as an assembly-line worker at his friend's factory. The de-humanization of the workers is highlighted with comedic interludes. This is the first non-English speaking film to receive an Oscar nomination (Best Art Direction).
|Freedom for Us (1931)|
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