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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Adrien
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Sandrine Dumez
Jean-Paul Roussillon ...
Jean
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Gérard
Marc Berman ...
Stéphane
Françoise Bette ...
La mère de Sandrine
Christophe Rossignon ...
L'exploitant
Roland Chalosse ...
Le barman
Achiles Francisco Varas dell'Aquila ...
Barfly
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
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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.

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5 September 2001 (France)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$183,266 (USA) (6 February 2004)
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The French title, translated as "A Swallow Made a Spring", is a variation of an old saying that "one swallow does not make a spring". See more »

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Je tire ma révérence
Performed by Jean Sablon
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Life in an art form
22 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

The Girl From Paris is a stunning film that in its slow pace of life it does not hurry in fact; though some of it is hard to watch (i.e., animal slaughter) it brings you into to this Parisian woman's life as she becomes a farmer and endures through the good times and bad that people and nature offer her. The one thing about this movie that really stands out for me is its steady pace for simplicity; it is not in any way a fantasy; though I found myself as usual wanting to travel, but I'm not implying that that is fantasy, it is simply a chunk of life that could happen to anyone at anytime. It is not epic and it is not grand in the way of blockbuster mega hits, but in life's everyday occurrences it is. Each and every character is raw, because the director so carefully captured each nuance of emotion and the actors were very real, they were not put on and jazzed up, filled with witty one-liners, but were dealing with what they could as it came. Each movement and sentence, each facial expression was filled with emotion, even a small gesture of apprehension was as obvious as it was subtle.

From my own perspective I would recommend this to anyone, but I think many people might have a hard time staying in there seats, if fast paced is there movie thrill, because this is not. But it is as I mentioned before, stunning in simplicity, it was life in an art form, so to speak.


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