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L'Auberge Rouge

L'Auberge Rouge

Director: Claude Autant-Lara Cast: Fernandel
, Françoise Rosay
Françoise Rosay
, Gregoire Aslan
Gregoire Aslan
Claude Autant-Lara


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Autant-Lara's L'Auberge Rouge (The Red Inn) is black comedy at its very blackest. The scene is a rustic little inn in a remote rural area of France. The inn's proprietors Pierre (Carette) and Marie (Francoise Rosay) industriously support themselves by murdering the various stagecoach passengers who stop over at the inn, and then keep their valuables for themselves. As the story gets under way, a coach full of delightfully eccentric types pulls into the inn's courtyard, ripe for plucking. One of the passengers is a Monk (Fernandel), who learns of the innkeeper's homicidal schemes but is bound by the rules of the Confessional to reveal this information to no one. How can the monk secure the safety of his fellow passengers without betraying his vows? His solution--and the wickedly ironic coda that follows--will linger in the memory long after the final reel of L'Auberge Rouge tumbles over the spools.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827366729
Original Release: 1951
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 38,438

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fernandel The Monk
Françoise Rosay Marie Martin
Gregoire Aslan Barboeuf
Julien Carette Mons. Martin
Jacques Charon Rodolphe
Yves Montand Singing Commentator
Lud Germain Fetiche
André Dalibert Woodcutter
Jean-Roger Caussimon Dauvin
Nane Germon Elisa
Robert Berri Actor

Technical Credits
Claude Autant-Lara Director,Screenwriter
Jean André Costumes/Costume Designer
Jean Aurenche Screenwriter
André Bac Cinematographer
Pierre Bost Screenwriter
René Cloerec Score Composer
Max Douy Art Director
Madeleine Gug Editor

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