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Freedom for Us

A Feature film by René Clair

Produced by Films Sonores Tobis

Release in France : 18/12/1931


    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.

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    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Films Sonores Tobis

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    Films Sonores Tobis

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    Full credits (10)

    Assistant directors :

    Albert Valentin, Ary Sadoul

    Screenwriter :

    René Clair

    Sound Recordist :

    Hermann Storr

    Editor :

    René Le Hénaff

    Music Composer :

    Georges Auric

    Adaptation :

    René Clair

    Directors of Photography :

    Georges Perinal, Georges Raulet

    Production managers :

    Frank Clifford, Georges Lampin

    Production Designer :

    Lazare Meerson

    Costume designer :

    René Hubert

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 44 min

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    Posters (2)



    Venice International Film Festival  - 1932

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1932)


    Official Competition


    Venice International Film Festival  - 1932

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1932)


    Award for Most Entertaining Film