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Farinet ou l'or dans la montagne (1939)

Maurice Farinet, a young Swiss peasant, has found a gold deposit in the mountains and starts producing counterfeit money. He is arrested but manages to escape. The village people are on his... See full summary »

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... Maurice Farinet
... Joséphine Pellanda
Sinoël ... Ardévoz
Jean-Mario Bertschy ... Félicien (as Mario Bertschi)
... Thérèse Romailler
Édouard Delmont ... Fontana
Walburga Gmür ... Marie Coudray
Heinrich Gretler ... Charrat
Jim Gérald ... Wirt Crittin
... Bürgermeister Romailler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mme. Bargy ... Dorfbewohnerin
Jean Dimeray ... Hptm. Théodore de Sépibus
Charles Gerval ... Le Maître
Harry-Marc ... Le sergent
Max Haufler ... Gendarm
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Maurice Farinet, a young Swiss peasant, has found a gold deposit in the mountains and starts producing counterfeit money. He is arrested but manages to escape. The village people are on his side and shelter him. Arrested a second time, he runs away once again and is hidden and protected by Joséphine, the waitress of the inn, who is in love with him. But Farinet puts the mayor in an awkward situation. Should he bring him to justice or not? Written by Guy Bellinger

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12 May 1939 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Farinet - Die sanfte und die wilde Freiheit  »

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Song performed by Jean-Louis Barrault and Suzy Prim.
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Money,get away!
21 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

A Swiss movie but the two principals are French:Jean-Louis Barrault cast as a rebellious young man with an unusual country accent and Suzy Prim ,an actress who made lots of movies but is too often forgotten now,perhaps because she was not very good-looking.

The subject of "Farinet" was absorbing but the treatment was much less so.Should A counterfeiter be considered a criminal whereas everybody knows that "true" money is the root of all evil,of injustice ,of war...? The inhabitants of the village are not wrong when they consider Farinet a hero ;they take a rebel stand against capitalism without knowing it .Even the "enemy" ,the gendarmes ,ar not sure to be on the right side .

One of the rare movies to get a 10/10 rating -with a tiny numbers of votes though-,"Farinet" is not really up to scratch ,boiling what could have been a true "political" comedy down to love stories,jealousy and cops and robbers stories .It is nonetheless a curio worth looking at,particularly for Barrault's fans:he is ideally cast as the rebel with a cause,championing the cause of people who are subjected to the law of the strongest,the wealthiest and the banks.


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