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A chronicle of a group of friends in rural France in 1918. Garris and Riton live in the marshlands along the banks of the Loire river. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three unruly children. Garris lives alone with his recollections of World War I trenches. Their daily life consists of seasonal work and visits from their two pals: Tane, the local train conductor and Amédée, a dreamer and voracious reader of classics. Meanwhile, Garris is overwhelmed by an unspoken love for a housemaid in the town, Marie... Written by
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When Riton's shoes get run over by the train they stay on the tracks, but Garriss picks them up from about a meter away. See more »
And the green paradise of children's love / The innocent eden, filled with furtive pleasures / Is it now further than India and China? / Can we recall it with plaintive cries? / And animate it with a silvery voice / The innocent eden, filled with furtive pleasures.
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This is a movie I would recomend for a boring sunday afternoon when you're feeling a bit blue and you're trying to evade thoughts of the outside world.
The scenery is beautiful and the word that comes to mind when I think of the message of the movie is - compassion. It's a low key story about fríendship and it really brightened my boring sunday afternoon.
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