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

 -  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

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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25 March 1987 (France)  »

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The Grand Highway  »

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$760,539 (USA)
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Wonderful cast and acting, beautiful setting, sweet story
23 February 2000 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

This is one of the rare movies that combine all the elements to tell a meaningful story in a light, pleasant, funny, and very touching way. Very French in the best sense. At the end you know how the future will be, how the story will continue, and you are happy.


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