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Clara
Artus de Penguern ...
Pierre
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Claude
Pascal Légitimus ...
Guy
Marie Bunel ...
Mathilde
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Camille
Flore Vannier-Moreau ...
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Aymen Saïdi ...
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Nicolas Cazalé ...
Saïd
Hélène Vincent ...
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Michel Lagueyrie ...
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Anik Belaubre ...
La vieille dame
Anne Kessler ...
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Agios Iakovos... I Mekka  »

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French visa # 109287. See more »

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The scene where Pierre makes a phone call amidst the cows outside the hostel is clearly a rather poorly concealed day-for-night scene. Pierre blinks when he steps outside, blinded by the sun (and he keeps doing it throughout the scene) and the cows are standing up and moving around, which they wouldn't if it were truly night (they'd be lying down). See more »

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Hymne à la nuit, choeur à 8 voix (d'après 'Hippolyte et Aricie')
Composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performed by Le Chorale de Cinéma des Cinéastes
Conducted by Coline Serreau
Arrangements: Paul Pinaud
Choir member: Madeleine Besson
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Classic initiatory story
17 November 2005 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Pierre, a rich boss, geek of working (De Penguern), Claude, his alcoholic and lifetime unemployed brother (Darroussin) and Clara, a moaning teacher who is incidentally their sister (Robin) learn the death of their mother. The notary tell them few things about the assets (a sum of money and a house) they will inherit... in the only condition of traveling together during 2 months the path of Saint Jacques De Compostel. After a violent refusal, they decide (separatly) to do it. This initiatory travel, the meeting between the different characters will change them and lead them to realize who they really are and what a group -a family- is.

The performances are extremely convincing, the actors ARE the characters they perform. With a lot of great henchmen (Pascal Legitimus, Vannier-Moreau) and some fresh young actors (the charming girls Bunel, Kreme and the likable Arabs friends Saïdi, Cazalé) lead some under stories that gain weight to the movie.

This is not the best Coline Serreau movie but "Saint Jacques..." contains great moments of reflection, humour and emotion. A must see.


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