Picnic on the Grass


1h 32m 1960

Brief Synopsis

Etienne Alexis, a candidate for president of the new Europe, is a scientist promoting artificial insemination for social betterment and therapy to eliminate passion. His wealthy household (his family owns chemical corporations that will profit from his ideas) is stiff, intellectual, and sterile. To celebrate his engagement to a German cousin, he hosts an aseptic picnic, where mother nature asserts herself. A shepherd's flute conjures a windstorm that throws Alexis together with the luscious Nénette, a farm lass who wants to have a baby but is unimpressed with men.

Film Details

Also Known As
Le Dejeuner Sur L'herbe
Release Date
1960
Location
Les Colettes, Cagnes, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.66 : 1

Synopsis

A stuffy and pompous professor, a staunch defender of the artificial insemination issue, runs for the Presidency of Europe. Before he does that he is top marry his bourgeouis cousin in a highly-publicized ceremony in the country. But, he gets thrown off his high-horse and reconsiders his views on life when he falls in love with a simple country girl.

Film Details

Also Known As
Le Dejeuner Sur L'herbe
Release Date
1960
Location
Les Colettes, Cagnes, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.66 : 1

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1960

Released in United States July 1990

Shown at The Public Theater (Renoir Retrospective) in New York City July 25-26, 1990.

Released in United States 1960

Released in United States July 1990 (Shown at The Public Theater (Renoir Retrospective) in New York City July 25-26, 1990.)