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The Girl from Paris (2001)

Une hirondelle a fait le printemps (original title)
Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer. She takes the required practice for two years, and after that ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandrine Dumez
Jean-Paul Roussillon ...
Marc Berman ...
Françoise Bette ...
La mère de Sandrine
Christophe Rossignon ...
Roland Chalosse ...
Le barman
Achiles Francisco Varas dell'Aquila ...
Henri Pasquale ...
Card player
Paul Courat ...
Card player
Bernard Gerland ...
Card player
Ramon Bertrand ...
Card player
Grazziela Horens ...
Dark-haired girl
Vincent Borei ...
Dark-haired boy


Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer. She takes the required practice for two years, and after that she buys an isolated farm from Adrien, an old farmer who decides it's time to retire. However, Adrien wants to stay a few more months before moving away from the farm, and the rough winter finds them together... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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The sleeper hit that has already charmed more than 2 million French moviegoers.


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

5 September 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Girl from Paris  »

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Box Office


FRF 25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,159,747 (France) (7 September 2001)


$183,266 (USA) (6 February 2004)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


At one point the farmers tie a bottle to a pear tree and stick a small branch with a blossom inside. They do this so, in a few months, the result will be a full sized pear inside the bottle, much too big to have been put into the bottle in the usual way. One of the farmers uses it to make a bottle of a pear flavored alcoholic drink, with the pear still inside, and the bottle, pear, and drink appear late in the film when the two farmers and Sandrine have a drink together. See more »


Interpretée par / Performed by Christophe(aka Daniel Bevilacqua)
(p) & © 2001 Nord-Ouest Productions
License exclusive: EMI Music France
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when even sabotage cant stand in the way of friendship
15 April 2002 | by (Delft, the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

A brave decision for an Internet-teacher in Paris: she leaves everything behind and buys a goat-farm in the south of France, away from all the things she is used to. In a remarkable way she manages to set up a guest-house and an Internet site, on which she sells her goat-cheese. The former owner, who still lives at the farm, starts so like the young woman very much. When they both suffer a fierce winter, it is the beginning of a friendship.

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