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Antonio Canova / Toni
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Josefa (as Celia Montalvan)
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Fernand (as Delmont)
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Marie (as Jenny Helia)
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In the 1920s, the Provence is a magnet for immigrants seeking work in the quarries or in agriculture. Many mingle with locals and settle down permanently - like Toni, an Italian who has moved in with Marie, a Frenchwoman. Even a well-ordered existence is not immune from boredom, friendship, love, or enmity, and Toni gets entangled in a web of increasingly passionate relationships. For there is his best pal Fernand, but also Albert, his overbearing foreman; there is Sebastian, a steady Spanish peasant, but also Gabi, his young rogue relative; there is Marie, but there is also Josefa. Written by Eduardo Casais <casaise@acm.org>

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Renoir Is A Grizzly Bear, And Boss Of His Cinema.
24 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Renoir Is A Grizzly Bear, And Boss Of His Cinema.

The Foremost Jean, of all jeans, the toni, the boss, of a rather crowded table. Where this grizzly bear of a director, sets the story for later European Cinema. In Toni, one of the most enjoyable of Renoir's repertoire. He tells a story of a gang of characters he introduces to the public and audience. From my perspective, Renoir, has a very interesting and personalization to crafting his characters, that resonate through out most of his works.

Renoir is, I think, the most special Director in early Cinema, and I believe his works will continue to inspire young artists and cinemaphiles, movie makers, and a new direction. This film, defined European Cinema, and that is why it's a very warm welcome to anyone's film collection. Nothing short of a masterpiece.

Enjoy.


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