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20 March 1925 (France) See more »
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After her father's death and her uncle having drunk all the inheritance, Virginia is left alone. She... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Catherine Hessling ... Virginia Rosaert
Charlotte Clasis ... Madame Maubien
Pierre Champagne ... Justin Crepoix
Maurice Touzé ... La Fuine
Georges Térof ... Monsieur Raynal
Madame Fockenberghe ... Madame Raynal
Harold Levingston ... Georges Raynal
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
André Derain ... Patron du 'Bon Coin'
Van Doren ... Young lover
Pierre Lestringuez ... Jef
Henriette Moret ... La Roussette
Pierre Renoir ... Farmer

Directed by
Jean Renoir 
 
Writing credits
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Pierre Lestringuez 

Produced by
Jean Renoir .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Jean Bachelet 
Alphonse Gibory 
 
Set Decoration by
Jean Renoir 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pierre Champagne .... assistant director
 

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Also Known As:
"La fille de l'eau" - France (original title)
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71 min
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Unprotected young woman, 26 April 2003
Author: RNQ from Canada

A complex and sympathetic narrative about a young woman that begins with her working on a river barge with her father and her uncle and follows her through difficult circumstances after her father dies, exploited but resourceful, even using petty crime, particularly in the company of a scampish boy. There's something Pickfordesque about Catherine Hessling (who became Mme. Renoir), and a touch of D. W. Griffith in her occasional hanky-winding, but Renoir is not as sentimental. There's a dream sequence as good as Hitchcock decades later, night scenes (a haystack on fire), and observations about the ways of the well-born that are a start on the way to La Règle du jeu.

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