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La communion solennelle (1977)

The story of a family is told from 1890 until present times. There are date meetings,wars,separations,betrayals,dramas,comical situations.

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Christian Drillaud ...
Young Charles Gravet
Claude Bouchery ...
Jules Ternolain
Isabelle Caillard ...
Josette Dauchy jeune / Young Josette Dauchy
Patrick Fierry ...
Young François Dauchy
Véronique Silver ...
Josette Dauchy at 40
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Old Charles Gravet
Myriam Boyer ...
Léone Gravet
Manuel Strosser ...
Julien III Gravet
André Marcon ...
Lucien Gravet
Barbara Lemaire
Pierre Banderet ...
(as Pierre Ascaride)
Sylviane Nicolas
Valentine Albin
Pierre Olivier Such
Marief Guittier ...
Julie Ternolain at 25
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The story of a family is told from 1890 until present times. There are date meetings,wars,separations,betrayals,dramas,comical situations.

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27 April 1977 (France)  »

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A Comunhão Solene  »

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2.35 : 1
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Big leap for René Féret : natural depiction of French countryside ! ! ! !
14 February 2008 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

Three year after the critical success of his first film "L'histoire de Paul",René Féret took a big leap with his second film "La communion solennelle" made in 1977.It was a vast panorama for him as he moved from the cloistered confines of a mental house to open air fun and frolic of French countryside.It was also his first encounter with a multitude of talented actors,most of whom were discovered due to this film.If La communion solemnelle is to be remembered,it is for featuring a fortuitous display of a whole gamut of human emotions.It can be claimed that watching the film's protagonists making merry,enjoy and fight with each other,we also feel as if we too have become an integral part of their sentiments.If there is a parallel which can be drawn to compare this film,it will surely concern equating it with French classic film "Rules of the Game" directed by Jean Renoir.This is because like Renoir's classic,this film too has its own inimitable share of eccentricities of its characters.If you are aware of greatness of French culture,you must watch this film as it has traces of Zola,Maupassant and Claude Renoir.


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