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A Heavenly Vintage (2009)
"The Vintner's Luck" (original title)

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In 19th century France, a peasant winemaker endeavors to create the perfect vintage.

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Sobran Jodeau
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Vania Vilers ...
Jodeau Senior
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Patrice Valota ...
François Beukelaers ...
Chief Winemaker
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The Vintner's Luck
Stephane Garneau ...
Young Soldier
Juliette Mariotte ...
Baby Sabine
Finn Van Mell ...
Baby Nicolette
Charlotte Cheveau ...
Felicity-Amore Castle-Hughes ...
Nicolette - 12-18 Months
Julie Berthoux ...
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In 19th century France, a peasant winemaker endeavors to create the perfect vintage.

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Unjustly Maligned Adaptation of a Fabled Novel
28 November 2013 | by (London) – See all my reviews

THE VINTNER'S LUCK has had a bad press since its 2009 release on account of its slow pace and apparently perfunctory characterization. In truth the story is straightforward enough, as vintner Sobran Jodeau (Jérémie Renier) learns how to cultivate a vineyard with the help of angel (Gaspard Ulliel), while trying to bring up his family, and coping with an ineffectual patron (Keisha Castle-Hughes). The film emphasizes quite strongly that individuals should make their own luck in order to succeed; Jodeau discovers this at the end, after his vineyard has been blighted by a bug, and the angel suddenly becomes a mortal. The pleasures of this film lie in the beautiful photography - in Burgundy and New Zealand, both standing in for eighteenth century France - by Denis Lenoir, and the finely judged camera-work by director Niki Caro. One gesture, one expression is worth a thousand words.


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