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Picnic on the Grass

6.8
355
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Original title
Le déjeuner sur l'herbe
Year
Running time
91 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Jean Renoir
Music
Joseph Kosma
Cinematography
Georges Leclerc
Cast
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Producer
Compagnie Jean Renoir / Pathé Cinéma
Genre
Comedy
Synopsis / Plot
Etienne Alexis, a candidate for president of the new Europe, is a scientist promoting artificial insemination for social betterment and therapy to eliminate passion. His wealthy household (his family owns chemical corporations that will profit from his ideas) is stiff, intellectual, and sterile. To celebrate his engagement to a German cousin, he hosts an aseptic picnic, where mother nature asserts herself. A shepherd's flute conjures a windstorm that throws Alexis together with the luscious Nénette, a farm lass who wants to have a baby but is unimpressed with men.
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