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The Baker's Wife (La femme du boulanger)

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Raimu Raimu
Aimable Castanier
Ginette Leclerc Ginette Leclerc
Aurélie Castanier
Fernand Charpin Fernand Charpin
Le marquis Castan de Venelles
Robert Vattier Robert Vattier
Le curé
Marcel Maupi Marcel Maupi
Barnabé
Alida Rouffe Alida Rouffe
Céleste, la bonne du curé
Maximilienne Maximilienne
Melle Angèle


Written by
Marcel Pagnol Marcel Pagnol
scenario and dialogue


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3 years, 3 months ago at Jan 31 16:21
(OK) Vive Pagnol, vive Raimu, vive le peuple. The collectiv scenes around the impasse of Raimu, his wife and 'le berger' (an 'imbecile' for the repentant wife) , are unique in films, maybe they anticipate, in a way, "The quiet man". Dialofues are great ant the final touch with the return of the cat Pomponette is the hand of god...

A classic

1 year, 7 months ago at Oct 15 10:44
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but  I thought I might as well check it out. Well, being born in France, I was well aware of Marcel Pagnol’s reputation in my home country but, to be honest, I have to admit that I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the damned thing and it is impressive how much Pagnol managed to get from a such simple tale. Indeed, the action takes place r... read more
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Release date: 26 February 1940
Tags: Baker (2), French (1), Italian (1), Deception (1), Death (1), Friendship (1), Infidelity (1), Wine (1), Children (1), Love Triangle (1), God (1), Pope (1), Water (1), Marriage (1), Church (1), Latin (1), Guitar (1), Priest (1), Crying (1), Singing (1)
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" Notes: Being born in France, I was well aware of Marcel Pagnol’s reputation in my home country but, to be honest, I have to admit that I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the damned thing and it is impressive how much Pagnol managed to get from a such simple tale. Indeed, the action takes place roughly over only 2 days and it deals basically with a baker who can’t believe that his wife left him, not much more than that. And, yet, they delivered such a vivid depiction of a village in the "


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“I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but  I thought I might as well check it out. Well, being born in France, I was well aware of Marcel Pagnol’s reputation in my home country but, to be honest, I have to admit that I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the damned thing and it is impressive how much Pagnol managed to get from a such simple tale. Indeed, the action takes place roughly over only 2 days and it deals basically with a baker who can’t believe that his wife left him, not much more than that. And, yet, they delivered such a vivid depiction of a village in the South of France back in the 30’s. Within a few mins, it felt like I travelled through time and, as a result, it felt as if I was right there listening to the endless bickering of these villagers. It al” read more

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