Denigrated by the public, vilified by the critics, re-cut at the insistence of its producers, and finally banned by the French government as 'demoralising' and unpatriotic, La Regle du jeu was a commercial disaster at the time of its original release. On the surface, a series of interlinked romantic intrigues taking place at a weekend shooting party in a country chateau, the film is in fact a study of the corruption and decay within French society on the eve of the outbreak of World War II.
Really didn't enjoy this film. I only got it because the reviews had been good which I really don't understand! A sort of French farce, very manic, lots of infidelity...it's quite hard to keep up with all the shenanigans!