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The Grand Highway (1987)
"Le grand chemin" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama  |  25 March 1987 (France)
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Louis, a nine-year-old boy from Paris, spends his summer vacation in a small town in Brittany. His mother Claire has lodged him with her girlfriend Marcelle and her husband Pelo while she's... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anémone ...
Marcelle
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Pelo
Antoine Hubert ...
Louis
Vanessa Guedj ...
Martine
Christine Pascal ...
Claire, la mère de Louis
Raoul Billerey ...
Le curé
Pascale Roberts ...
Yvonne
Marie Matheron ...
Solange
Daniel Rialet ...
Simon
Jean-François Dérec ...
Le chauffeur
André Lacombe ...
Hippolyte
Denise Péron ...
Marie la Grenouille
Jean Cherlian ...
Le gros
Eugenie Charpentier ...
La Lubie
Thierry Flamand ...
Docteur Gauthier
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Louis, a nine-year-old boy from Paris, spends his summer vacation in a small town in Brittany. His mother Claire has lodged him with her girlfriend Marcelle and her husband Pelo while she's having her second baby. There Louis makes friends with Martine, the ten-year-old girl next door, and learns from her about life. Written by Clemens Huwig <cx@cs.uni-sb.de>

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some tears again after a few years
17 February 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I remember of "Le grand Chemin", as if i were there in this movie as in my own life in a different period. As if little things of life which can be worthless for grow up can be very important to children, for lifetime . I remember Vanessa Guedj who i miss and who i do not see anymore actually. I remember of this atmosphere where untold stories are more painful than the words. I remember the childhood universe that we are building to "go away", i remember that a whole lifetime does not matter, that everything is done and that the bad part of it can finally be the good part of life. (sorry for my English). is n't this any lines ? Now it's OK so...


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