By continuing to use this website, you agree to the use of cookies in order to offer you content and services that are tailored to your interests.

[Find out more][OK]
Freedom for Us - Poster Suède

Freedom for Us

A Feature film by René Clair

Produced by Films Sonores Tobis

Release in France : 18/12/1931

    Synopsis

    Émile and Louis are friends and cell-mates in a French prison. Their life inside is one where they are required to do labor intensive assembly work. They have a plan to escape together, but when time comes for the escape, only Louis is able to make it out. On the outside, Louis becomes a captain of industry by opening his own successful phonograph manufacturing company. Although he has no further plans for an escape feeling he wouldn't be able to do it without the assistance of his friend, Émile does manage to seize an opportunity for an escape himself. On the outside, he gets a job at Louis' primary phonograph factory, not initially knowing it is owned by his old friend. Their reunion coincides with Louis' plans to upgrade his factory operations to a more mechanized one. As they deal with their lives - which includes women issues and staying one step ahead of the law - they learn that modernization, either at the factory or elsewhere, may ultimately lead to that emotional freedom they so desire that doesn't come from escaping from the physical confines of prison walls. They also learn that this freedom has its own consequences.

    Source : IMDb.

    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Films Sonores Tobis

    French distribution :

    Films Sonores Tobis

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    TF1 Studio (ex-TF1 International)

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Photos

    Full credits (10)

    Assistant directors :

    Albert Valentin, Ary Sadoul

    Screenwriter :

    René Clair

    Sound Recordist :

    Hermann Storr

    Editor :

    René Le Hénaff

    Music Composer :

    Georges Auric

    Adapter/dialogue writer :

    René Clair

    Directors of Photography :

    Georges Perinal, Georges Raulet

    Production managers :

    Frank Clifford, Georges Lampin

    Production Designer :

    Lazare Meerson

    Costume designer :

    René Hubert

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1931

    French release :

    18/12/1931

    Runtime :

    1 h 44 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    2421

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.33

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (2)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1932

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1932)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1932

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1932)

    Awards

    Award for Most Entertaining Film