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My Father's Glory (1990)

La gloire de mon père (original title)
A young boy's life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel, witnesses the success of his teacher father, as well as the success of his arrogant Uncle Jules. Marcel and family spend their ... See full summary »

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Philippe Caubère ...
Nathalie Roussel ...
Didier Pain ...
Oncle Jules
Thérèse Liotard ...
Tante Rose
Julien Ciamaca ...
Marcel à 11 ans
Victorien Delamare ...
Paul
Joris Molinas ...
Lili des Bellons
Benoît Martin ...
Marcel petit
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Edmond des Papillons
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François
Michel Modo ...
le facteur
Jean Rougerie ...
Bergougnas, le brocanteur
Jean-Pierre Darras ...
Récitant (La voix de Marcel) / Narrator (voice)
Victor Garrivier ...
le curé de la Treille
Raoul Curet ...
Monsieur Vincent
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A young boy's life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel, witnesses the success of his teacher father, as well as the success of his arrogant Uncle Jules. Marcel and family spend their summer vacation in a cottage in Provence, and Marcel befriends a local boy who teaches him the secrets of the hills in Provence. Written by Huy D. Huynh <pwc@pwc.ca>

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A childhood in Provence.


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$1,710,856
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'La Gloire de mon père', published in France in 1957, is the first volume of four autobiographical novels by Marcel Pagnol. The second volume, 'Le château de ma mere', was published in 1958. In the novels, Marcel's meeting Lili takes place in volume two, as does Marcel's decision to stay at Provence as a hermit. The two novels were translated into English and published by Doubleday (in the U.S) as a single book in 1960 under the title 'The Days Were Too Short', This translation was reprinted by North Point Press as a single book titled 'My Father's Glory / and / My Mother's Castle' in 1986. See more »

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On the family's holiday, each time that it is raining the sky is bright and without a cloud (except the scene with the storm). See more »

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Augustine: You need your gun to go shopping?
Joseph Pagnol: You never know.
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A film-maker's glory
31 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

"My Father's Glory," and its sequel "My Mother's Castle," tell the story of a young boy's "wonder years" growing up in a family with an adored father, a lovely but frail mother, and assorted eccentric relatives and friends. These are incredibly charming films that feature none of the violent action and highly charged emotions that we've come to expect in popular films today. Instead, they celebrate the simple joys of life in a warm and loving family. When minor but unexpected events occasionally disrupt the day-to-day flow of events, they can seem like terrible disasters. On the other hand, a simple visit to the country can seem like a tremendous adventure. It's not necessary to have seen "My Father's Glory" to enjoy "My Mother's Castle." In fact, I happened to see them out of order and I loved them just the same. But if I had my preference, I'd watch them in order. The final scene of "My Mother's Castle" is emotionally powerful and satisfying; for me it confirmed that every minute I'd invested in these films was worthwhile. I wanted to get up there on the screen and help. In French with English subtitles.


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