Boudu Saved From Drowning
Jean Renoir's 1932 blueprint for Paul Mazursky's heavy-handed 1986 remake Down And Out In Beverly Hills stars Michel Simon as a Parisian tramp rescued from suicidal despair by kindly bookseller Charles Granval. Simon's ungrateful Boudu takes over Granval's house, wife and life, exposing his bourgeois complacency. Enduring, Chaplin-esque social satire.
DVD EXTRAS: Introduction by Renoir, essay on the film, trailer for the Mazursky remake.
Rating: 3 / 10
Retail dvd (optimum releasing, widescreen)