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NEW RESTORATION

May 2    Lititz, PA    PENN CINEMA

May 5 – 18  HELD OVER!    Los Angeles, CA    LAEMMLE'S ROYAL

May 25 – 26    Columbus, OH    WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS

May 28 – June 1    Hartford, CT    CINESTUDIO

June 23, 27, & 29    Silver Spring, MD    AFI SILVER THEATRE

July 2, 14 – 15, & 29    Berkeley, CA    BAMPFA

July 21 – 27    Pittsburgh, PA    ROW HOUSE CINEMA

July 22 – 23    Boston, MA    MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

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About

France, 1946
Director: Julien Duvivier
Producer: Pierre O'Connell, José Bosch
Cast: Michel Simon, Viviane Romance, Paul Bernard
Screenwriter: Charles Spaak, Julien Duvivier
Based on the novel Mr. Hire's Engagement by Georges Simenon 
Cinematography: Nicolas Hayer
Music: Jean Wiener
Genre: Drama
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 91 minutes

Synopsis:
"If I were an architect and I had to build a monument to the cinema," wrote Jean Renoir, "I would place a statue of Julien Duvivier above the entrance." Duvivier made 70 films between 1919 and 1967, many of them landmarks of French cinema. His first postwar project, a noir adaptation of Georges Simenon's Mr. Hire's Engagement (later adapted by Patrice Leconte as Monsieur Hire), stars Michel Simon as a reviled voyeur framed for a murder by the girl he adores. Now widely considered the finest Simenon adaptation but criticized at the time for its bleakness, the long-unseen PANIQUE has finally been given the vivid restoration it deserves.

Awards and Nominations:
Official Selection - Retrospective (54th New York Film Festival)

Reviews and Quotes 2

"SORDID, INTRIGUINGLY NASTY!
A NEAR-PERFECT FILM!” 
– Pauline Kael

“MASTERPIECE...A JOY TO WATCH...UNFORGETTABLE.” 
– Bilge Ebiri, The Village Voice

“VIVID AND DISTURBING!” 
– The New York Times

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