Lunch On the Grass

by Jean Renoir1h321959France

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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.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Original Music : Joseph Kosma
    • Distributor : Studio Canal
    • Dialogs : Jean Renoir
    • Director : Jean Renoir
    • Scenario : Jean Renoir
    • Sound Recorder : Joseph de Bretagne
    • Production Compagny : Compagnie Jean Renoir
    • Photo Director : Georges Leclerc
    • Producer : Ginette Doynel
    • Set Decoration : Marcel-Louis Dieulot
    • Costume Design : Monique Dunan
    • Editing : Renée Lichtig
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1959
    • French release date : 11 novembre 1959
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : French

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