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The weekend ends in a tragedy that suggests that this way of life may soon be coming to an end.
Rules of the Game uses WWI as an allegory for WWII, and its representation of a vanishing way of life soon became all too true for Renoir himself, who, within a year of the film's release, was forced to leave Europe for the United States..
For Edgar Allan Poe, who called them "prose tales," the fact that short stories could be read in a single sitting was key to the form.
It was banned as morally perilous during the German occupation and the original negative was destroyed during WWII.
It wasn't until 1956 that Renoir was able to restore the film to its original length.
Even if you're tempted to try it, you will have trouble fully realizing, in a balanced way, more than one point of view.