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Le sabotier du Val de Loire (1956)

This is October 1955. The place is a village in Loire-Atlantique, La Chapelle-Basse-Mer, where an old clog-maker works and lives with his wife and their adopted son. The clog-maker's ... See full summary »

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Jacques Demy

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Jacques Demy
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Yves Demy Yves Demy ... Le commis
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This is October 1955. The place is a village in Loire-Atlantique, La Chapelle-Basse-Mer, where an old clog-maker works and lives with his wife and their adopted son. The clog-maker's meticulous craft is described with love and close attention to detail. On the other hand, forthcoming death pervades the quiet everyday life of the elderly couple. Written by Daniel Collin

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France

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French

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June 1956 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Holzschuhmacher vom Loire-Tal See more »

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1 September 2001 | by Anders-3See all my reviews

Jacques Demy knew this clogmaker well, since he had stayed at him during world war two. Jacques Demy often watched him making his clogs, and even learned to make dem.

The movie is about the life and times of an old clogmaker. We follow him during the production of clogs, on a funeral for an old friend and other ordinary things.

A very nice little film about a way of life that is now utterly lost.


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