Monday, September 5, 2022

À Nous la Liberté -- September 5, 2022

Happy Labor Day, everyone.

À Nous la Liberté was director Rene Clair's third sound film. Two prisoners grow tired of the monotonous work making toy horses and decide to bust out. Louis gets away but his friend Emile is caught. Louis works his way up from selling phonograph records to owning a record factory. His workers are treated just like the prisoners. Emile gets out of prison and finds a job in the factory. Louis is betrayed by a former prisoner and flees with Emile after opening a fully automated factory. The workers live in paradise, which doesn't sound like what happens in the US when we open an automated factory. Louis and Emile make money by busking. They are happier than they were in prison.

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