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The Proud Ones (1980)

Le cheval d'orgueil (original title)
In early twentieth-century Brittany, two peasants marry, have a son, and live in traditional Breton ways: three generations under one roof, a division of labor between the sexes, elders' ... See full summary »

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Jacques Dufilho ...
Alain, le grand-père
Bernadette Le Saché ...
Anne-Marie, la mère
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Pierre-Alain, le père
Paul Le Person ...
Gourgon, le facteur
Pierre Le Rumeur ...
Le conteur
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Ronan Hubert ...
Pierre-Jacques à 7 ans
Armel Hubert ...
Pierre-Jacques à 11 ans
Dominique Lavanant ...
Marie-Jeanne, la sage-femme
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Corentin Calvez
Georges Wilson ...
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Jean-Claude Bouillaud
Laurence Caubet
Jacques Chailleux ...
Jeannot les mille métiers
Odile Chapal
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In early twentieth-century Brittany, two peasants marry, have a son, and live in traditional Breton ways: three generations under one roof, a division of labor between the sexes, elders' stories at night, politics and religion during their little free time. Times are hard: la Chienne du Monde drives some to suicide; Ankou (death) is close at hand. Pierre is born into this republican family, his lyric childhood interrupted by the outbreak of war and his father's conscription. He learns his catechism and, as a child of a Reds, also reveres school. His grandfather and father often put him on their shoulders, giving him a ride on the horse of pride. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Three generations of life in Brittany
2 February 2006 | by (The New Intangible College) – See all my reviews

Based on a novel by Pierre-Jakez Hélias. A small Breton community before and during the First World War – mostly very idyllic, despite periods of hard luck, poverty and despair (la chienne de monde). The young couple (both blessed with lovely smiles) and their child, the narrator. Many sweet and funny scenes, as well as a few sad ones. The soft-hearted postman cannot bear to read letters bringing bad news. The title comes from a family saying; they're too poor to own a horse, but they have the horse of pride – the child rides on his father's shoulders. Better than any horse, the boy says at the end. There is tension in the schools about speaking French, not Breton. The family are reds, proud and liberty-loving. Beautiful pace, photography, costumes...


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