Tire au flanc (1929) by Jean Renoir (83’)
Presentation: Manuel Hidalgo
A French film by Jean Renoir, starring Georges Pomiès and Michel Simon, based on a play by André Sylvane and André Mouézy-Éon, adapted for the big screen on several occasions. A young man from a good family who is in love does his military service with his servant and becomes the Regiment idiot and the butt of all the jokes, while his girlfriend flirts with a dashing lieutenant, but the main character winds up falling in love with her sister. A light-hearted comedy of life in the army, which comes to a climax when he appears disguised as a satyr in a theatrical performance that takes place in the barracks.
On Saturday, the video of the presentation recorded the day before will be shown.