A NOUS LA LIBERTE (René Clair, 1932)

Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose . . . — Kris Kristofferson Chaplin’s inspiration for Modern Times (1936), René Clair’s À nous la liberté satirically considers the nature of true happiness.      Louis and Emile, prison inmates, escape. What do they do with their freedom? Louis works hard, eventually becoming the owner of […]