LES JEUX SONT FAITS (Jean Delannoy, 1947)

Based on Jean-Paul Sartre’s original script, to which Jacques-Laurent Bost contributed, Jean Delannoy’s postwar Les jeux sont faits (The Chips Are Down) preceded Sartre’s novel. Its fantasy of a bureaucratic afterlife that provides a possible route back to Earth for a couple who never met when alive, but who now feel they were always destined […]