The Vanishing Corporal

Official screening

  • friday, 9 september 2022
Sala Corinto
by Jean Renoir
with Jean-Pierre Cassel, Claude Brasseur, Claude Rich, Jean Carmet, Jacques Jouanneau, Cornelia Froboess, Mario David, O.E. Hasse, Guy Bedos, Raymond Jourdan, Philippe Castelli, Gérard Darrieu, Sacha Briquet, Lucien Raimbourg

(1962, France, 106')

Restoration StudioCanal

André Bazin, in his biography of Renoir, calls the film cold, unexcited, and abstract on persons looking for human warmth and fellowship. A corporal in the French Army is made a prisoner of war by the Germans. He attempts escape five times and is successful on the sixth.