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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

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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What a delight! This sensitive drama is about as realistic as a film can be, and it enters your heart without being overly sentimental or harsh. See it with a caring, thoughtful, compassionate spirit, and prepare to settle in for film making at its best.


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