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The Lower Depths

Opens on April 17

Director: Jean Renoir Run Time: 92 min. Release Year: 1936 Language: French

Starring: Jany Holt, Jean Gabin, Junie Astor, Louis Jouvet, Suzy Prim

Inhabitants of a flophouse struggle to survive under the harsh treatment imposed by the landlord, Kostyleva. One resident, young thief Wasska Pepel, ends his affair with the landlord’s wife, Vassilissa, and takes up with her sister, Natacha. Pepel also befriends the baron, a former nobleman fallen on hard times, but Pepel’s attempts at happiness are complicated when he’s accused of murder by a spiteful Vassilissa.

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