LA NUIT DU CARREFOUR (Jean Renoir, 1932)

From Georges Simenon, writer-director Jean Renoir’s Night at the Crossroads is a dark, humorous, fog-enshrouded mystery in a remote suburban patch of near-nothingness, consisting of three houses and a garage, outside Paris. Pierre Renoir, the filmmaker’s brother, wittily plays Inspector Maigret, who is investigating the murder of “the Jew,” perhaps by “the Dane”: victim and […]