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NEW RESTORATION

February 17    Tallahassee, FL    FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

February 19    Sumter, SC    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

February 22    Milwaukee, WI    UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

February 25    Newport, RI    SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

April 3    Holyoke, MA    HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

April 4    San Marcos, CA    PALOMAR COLLEGE

April 4    Oceanside, CA    MIRACOSTA COLLEGE

April 25    Bellingham, WA    WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

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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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