Just saw The Rules of the Game for the first time. All I can say is this: wow. I loved The Grand Illusion, but this movie just ramps up the ambition so much more, and is so much more masterful. Taking on at least 8 serious characters, but no definable leads, creating a comic tragedy long before it was fashionable, and interspersing race, social, and, most importantly of all, class relations together to create a masterpiece. Renoir himself is fantastic as Octave, but every actor is great, especially the man who plays Marceau and the woman who plays Christine. Truly an achievement of cinema, and one of those movies I'll probably run out and buy as soon as I can.