French Cancan Poster

Release Date: May 29th, 1997

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
Hoping to keep his financially unstable cafe in business, Henri (Jean Gabin) takes a trip to Monmartre, where he witnesses local dancers performing the can-can, a provocative dance that has fallen out of favor in the rest of France. Next, he discovers the beautiful Nina (Françoise Arnoul), and decides to bring both her and the can-can back to his cafe. While Nina and the dance cause a sensation, Lola (María Félix), the former star of Henri's establishment, sets out to sabotage the new girl.

Cast: Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, María Félix, Anna Amendola, Jean-Roger Caussimon, Dora Doll, Giani Esposito, Gaston Gabaroche

Director: Jean Renoir

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Jolly Film, Franco London Films

Distributors: Criterion Collection, United Motion Picture Organization

Keywords: Rise, Lighthearted, Rivalry, Engaging, Love triangle, Underdog, Cheeky