4 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
A welcome new version of a classic from France.
stanistreet from Ireland
19 July 2006
I read "Clochmerle", Gabriel Chevalier's classic novel, more than forty
years ago & loved it. It was achingly funny in a very French way -
irreverent; very political - and I wondered how it might translate to
the screen. Apart from Macha Meril, the cast is wholly unknown to me,
but the acting is universally of a high standard & the absurdity of a
Government almost crashing - because of the building of a Vespasienne
in the Beaujolais & siting it beside the local church - is well paced,
never descending into "Carry On" farce. It keeps to the original in a
scrupulous fashion & retains the wonderful sense of period - 1923. I
would award it a 9.
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