In this little Provencal village, a new baker, Aimable, settles down. His wife Aurelie is beautiful and much younger than he. She departs with a shepherd the night after Aimable produces his first breads. Aimable is so afflicted that he can not work anymore. Therefore, the villagers, who initially laughed at his cuckoldry, take the matter very seriously (they want the bread) and organize a plan to find Aurelie and to bring her back to the bakery. Written by
Did You Know?
's initial choice for the role of the baker was Marcel Maupi
, whose frail constitution was more in keeping with Giono's physical description of the character in "Jean le Bleu." See more
Remade as La femme du boulanger