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My Mother's Castle (1990)

Le château de ma mère (original title)
Every holiday Marcel and his family go to their cottage in the Provence (France). He likes the hills in this region. Before they arrive at the cottage they have to walk about 5 miles. With ... See full summary »

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Philippe Caubère ...
Nathalie Roussel ...
Didier Pain ...
Thérèse Liotard ...
Julien Ciamaca ...
Victorien Delamare ...
Joris Molinas ...
Julie Timmerman ...
Isabelle Cassignole
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Philippe Uchan ...
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Patrick Préjean ...
Dominique, le jardinier
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Michel Modo ...
Le facteur
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Le garde ivrogne
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Loïs de Montmajour / Adolphe Cassignole
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Every holiday Marcel and his family go to their cottage in the Provence (France). He likes the hills in this region. Before they arrive at the cottage they have to walk about 5 miles. With the co-operation of an ex-pupil of Marcel's father, who's a teacher, they only have to walk 1 mile, since they can take a shortcut along a canal, through the backyards of some eccentric people. During one of these holidays he meets Isabelle, a pretty but conceited girl... Written by Tony Kessen <rhkessen@cs.vu.nl>

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Return to childhood in Provence.


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September 1991 (USA)  »

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$1,477,071 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Marcel Pagnol: Such is the life of a man. Moments of joy, obliterated by unforgettable sadness. There's no need to tell the children that.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1991 (1992) See more »

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Very Appealing Follow-Up
11 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the follow-up to "My Father's Glory." That film probably better known but I much prefer this second film. To me, this one is far more appealing.

The scenery, the color, the sweet, beautiful face of Nathalie Roussel and the gentle tone of the film all make it a winner. The French countryside pictured here is beautiful as we watch a family make trips through various gates en route to their destination. Some of it actually gets suspenseful. It's a very simple story but nicely. The pre-teen romance is a bit distracting but it doesn't go on long.

The movie features good storytelling and I never get tired of the pleasing visuals. As mentioned, this story has a lot of appeal.


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