MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 83,576 this week

Jofroi (1934)

 -  Comedy  -  12 December 1950 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 45 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (dialogue), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Debut's Today!


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 156 titles
created 02 Sep 2011
 
a list of 388 titles
created 07 Jul 2012
 
a list of 269 titles
created 24 Jul 2012
 
a list of 372 titles
created 14 Jan 2013
 
a list of 8710 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Jofroi" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Jofroi (1934)

Jofroi (1934) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Jofroi.
2 wins. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vincent Scotto ...
Henri Poupon ...
Fonse Durbec
Annie Toinon ...
Barbe
Odette Roger ...
Marie
Charles Blavette ...
Antoine
Tyrand ...
Le curé (as José Tyrand)
André Robert ...
L'instituteur
Henry Darbray ...
Le notaire
Édouard Delmont
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 December 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ways of Love  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A short masterpiece
13 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The best-known Pagnol films tend to run long. He was writer, director, and I gather editor for the films his company produced, so as editor he went easy on himself. That always produces a leisurely, if appropriate pace in his movies.

The same is true here with Jefroi. It is just that the story he has to tell is a short one, so the movie runs less than an hour. And, as with most Pagnol films, the plot is simplicity itself: Jefroi sells his orchard to Alphonse. Alphonse wants to use the land for crops, so he starts to cut down the trees. Jefroi is furious: how can someone cut down those trees? He threatens to commit suicide so that the small town will blame Alphonse and Alphonse's life will be miserable. Alphonse, the curate, the teacher, and some of the townsfolk spend the rest of the movie trying to keep Jefroi from committing suicide.

This is not complicated - though the ending is a clever and unforeseen twist. Still, the movie is not about the plot; it is all about the characters and the dialogue. Like many of Pagnol's films, most of this one is shot outside "on location" in a small town in Provence. (Don't think Peter Mayle; this is great stuff.) It all looks and sounds and feels so real that you forget you are watching a movie - which, of course, was Pagnol's intent. Yet it is completely unlike what is now called "reality TV." These people are INTERESTING! Quirky, yes, and sometimes very funny, but always very human, without being "feel good" sentimental.

I don't know what it would be like to watch this relying on subtitles. Much of the humor is in the colloquial way the characters speak. But if you can follow it in French, treat yourself. They don't make movies like this anymore, as they say - and in this case, that's a real shame.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Jofroi (1934) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?