By Marcel CARNE

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Comedy - Completed 1937

    • Year of production
    • 1937
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marcel CARNE
    • Writer(s)
    • Jacques PREVERT
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/0B78-DD5C-EEAA-1B99-C473-2
    • Synopsis
    • The second film from the Carné-Prévert collaboration, Drôle de drame is an extraordinary mix black comedy and farce, quite unlike anything in French cinema at the time. Although it presents a typically French stereotyped view of the English, the film makes an intelligent satire of the middle classes, making great capital out of their little hypocrisies and double standards. Drôle de drame is now widely regarded as a classic, although at the time of its initial release it was poorly received. Black comedy was virtually unheard of in French cinema at the time, making the film unpalatable to the majority of cinema goers, and the film's ruthless treatment of the bourgeoisie also probably counted against it.