"Man from Nowhere"
Directed by Pierre Chenal
A witty and stylish
film by Pierre Chenal, and one of the high points of classic French comedy, The Man
from Nowhere is based on Luigi Pirandello's novel, The Late Mathias Pascal.
Pierre Blanchar is the henpecked husband who unexpectedly gets a chance to start a new
life. A colorful supporting cast, pungent dialog and Chenal's ironic direction combine in
a film which mixes melodrama with satire. "A sparkling comic melodrama. Rich
characters, luscious turn-of-the-century landscapes and delightful performances are aided
by a screenplay which snaps with one witticism after another" (Detroit News).
French with English subtitles.