Tire-au-flanc / The Sad Sack (1928) DVD9
Like so many of Renoir’s films. Tire Au Flanc is a master-and-servant story in which a basic friendliness contributes to a thoroughly democratic confusion.
By an odd stroke of fate, the bourgeois Jean Dubois d’Ombelles and his valet Joseph Turlot end up having to serve their military service at the same time, in the same barracks. Neither man is particularly well-suited for army life and a series of disasters naturally ensues. Jean, who sees himself as a poet, is as inept at becoming a soldier as he has been in his attempts to court his cousin, Solange. Joseph is hardly any better. Having disgraced themselves in front of their fellow soldiers and their commanding officer, Colonel Brochart, Jean and Joseph have one last chance to redeem themselves. They will provide the entertainment at the impending regimental party...

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:23:07 | 6.08 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais intertitles
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Silent

Director: Jean Renoir
Cast: Georges Pomies, Michel Simon, Felix Oudart, Jean Storm, Fridette Fatton
Country: France

Special features include "La direction d’Acteur par Jean Renoir", a French TV broadcast, with 3 different commentaries by Gisele Braunberger, film director Erik Zonca and actress, Nathalie Richard.

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