It Happened at the Inn
Goupi mains rouges
1943, Jacques Becker, France, 104 min.
- Fri, Jan 4th 4:15pm
- Tue, Jan 8th 6:00pm
"Becker gave French cinema its greatest film about rural France.”--Bernard Eisenschitz, Il Cinema Ritrovato
In Becker's first major film, a not-as-dumb-as-he-seems city lad arrives in a provincial
backwater where he finds himself embroiled with a murder, a hidden treasure, and the
warring factions of a most peculiar family. Part mystery story, part black comedy,
part Balzacian social canvas, part satire of country-city conflicts, INN is at all times a
ripping good yarn, laced with irony and vivid characterizations. In French with
English subtitles. 35mm print courtesy of the Institut Français; thanks to the Cultural
Services of the French Embassy. (MR)
Note: This trailer, the best we could find, is unsubtitled. The version of the film shown at our screening(s) will be subtitled in English.