The Rules of the Game

The Rules of the Game Trailers

Original title La Règle du jeu
Category Drama, Comedy, Romance
UK Release Date
Production year 1939
Production Country
Directors Jean Renoir
Cast Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély, Claire Gérard, Marcel Dalio, Julien Carette, Roland Toutain, Gaston Modot, Jean Renoir, Pierre Magnier, Anne Mayen, Lise Elina, Odette Talazac, Eddy Debray, Pierre Nay


Considered one of the greatest films ever made, The Rules of the Game, by Jean Renoir, is a scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners in which a weekend at a marquis’ country château lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haut bourgeois acquaintances. The film has had a tumultuous history: it was subjected to cuts after the violent response of the premiere audience in 1939, and the original negative was destroyed during World War II; it wasn’t reconstructed until 1959.