Boudu Saved from Drowning
Boudu sauvé des eaux
When a tramp is saved from suicide in the Seine he becomes an unwelcome house guest.
Dir Jean Renoir
With Michel Simon, Charles Granval, Marcelle Hainia
Though, at the start, the titular tramp is saved from suicide in the Seine, Renoir’s gleefully irreverent comedy embodies the joys (and spirit) of spring as Boudu repays his bourgeois saviour’s generosity by becoming a house guest of the most ungrateful and disruptive kind. The tramp’s anarchic vitality is reflected in Renoir’s breezy shooting style, and the glorious summery ending.