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Boudu Saved From Drowning PG rating

An anarchic tramp is rescued from suicide and taken in by a bookseller, in Jean Renoir’s gleefully irreverent comedy.

Drama 1932 86 mins

Director: Jean Renoir



Though, at the start, the titular tramp is saved from suicide in the Seine, Renoir’s gleefully irreverent comedy embodies the joys (and spirit) of spring, as Boudu repays his bourgeois saviour’s generosity by becoming a house guest of the most ungrateful and disruptive kind. The tramp’s anarchic vitality is reflected in Renoir’s breezy shooting style, and the glorious summery ending.