French Cancan

French Cancan

Directed by Jean Renoir • 1955 • France, Italy

Nineteenth-century Paris comes vibrantly alive in Jean Renoir's exhilarating tale of the opening of the world-renowned Moulin Rouge. Jean Gabin plays the wily impresario Danglard, who makes the cancan all the rage while juggling the love of two beautiful women--an Egyptian belly-dancer and a naive working girl turned cancan star. This celebration of life, art and the City of Light (with a cameo by Edith Piaf) is a Technicolor tour de force by a master of modern cinema.

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French Cancan
  • French Cancan

    Directed by Jean Renoir • 1955 • France, Italy

    Nineteenth-century Paris comes vibrantly alive in Jean Renoir's exhilarating tale of the opening of the world-renowned Moulin Rouge. Jean Gabin plays the wily impresario Danglard, who makes the cancan all the rage while juggling the love of two be...

Extras

  • Peter Bogdanovich on FRENCH CANCAN

    The following interview with filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich was recorded in New York in November 2003.

  • Max Douy on FRENCH CANCAN

    The following interview with FRENCH CANCAN set designer Max Douy was recorded exclusively at the famed Moulin Rouge in June 2003.

  • Jean Renoir parle de son art: Part 2

    In the following 1961 interview, Jean Renoir discusses with French New Wave director Jacques Rivette his design of the “seventh art” and art in general, demolishing certain generally accepted ideas, and evoking some memories from his own career.