In this little Provencal village, a new baker, Aimable, settles down. His wife Aurelie is beautiful and much younger than he. She departs with a shepherd the night after Aimable produces his first breads. Aimable is so afflicted that he can not work anymore. Therefore, the villagers, who initially laughed at his cuckoldry, take the matter very seriously (they want the bread) and organize a plan to find Aurelie and to bring her back to the bakery.Written by
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At their lunch table, the priest pours himself a glass of wine and while he's still holding the bottle, the scene cuts to the marquis who picks up the bottle from the table to pour his own glass. See more »
I must be missing something here: the potential for a gentle, winning comedy amongst the quirky characters of a small village is there, but Pagnol allows the scenes to go on too long, and most of the characters - with the exception of Raimu's baker, who, in his Sunday suit, looks like a fat and ageing Charlie Chaplin - are petty and selfish. The message of forgiveness is commendable, but the act itself comes across as the behaviour of a vulnerable innocent ripe for exploitation.
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