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21 Ratings

The Red Inn

L'auberge rouge

Directed by Claude Autant-Lara
France, 1951
Comedy, Crime, Drama


A group of travelers, including a monk, stay in a lonely inn in the mountains. The host confesses the monk his habit of serving poisoned soup to the guests, to rob their possessions and to bury them in the backyard.

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The Red Inn Directed by Claude Autant-Lara

Critics reviews

[L’auberge rouge is] one of the best comedies I’ve seen this year… Working with regular scribe Jean Aurenche (whose wartime memoirs were to inform Tavernier’s Laissez-Passer), Autant-Lara concocts a brazenly anti-clerical satire.
June 06, 2013
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Seeing again The Red Inn (and let’s be clear, it’s a very funny fabliau which even takes off once or twice), one can feel that it anticipates a series of recent French films where the search for the script becomes the very stake of the film and where it becomes more a board game played willingly by experienced actors.
December 17, 1988
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