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Le pays bleu (1977)

An isolated valley in the south east of France. Mathias, thirty-eight, single, has two passions: his freedom and sleep. It is the man who sleeps most of the region. Louise is ten years younger. She left Paris and discovered this valley.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brigitte Fossey ... Louise Morand - une informière
Jacques Serres Jacques Serres ... Mathias
Ginette Garcin ... Zoé
Armand Meffre Armand Meffre ... Moïse - un villageois
Ginette Tacchella Ginette Tacchella ... Manon (as Ginette Mathieu)
Roger Crouzet Roger Crouzet ... Fernand - un fermier ruiné
Albert Delpy ... Armand
Pia Courcelle Pia Courcelle ... Lucette - la femme d'Armand
Georges Lucas Georges Lucas ... Fouchard
Annie Roudier Annie Roudier ... Thérèse - la mère de Mathias
Henri Crémieux ... Hector - le père adoptif de Mathias
Theo Savon Theo Savon ... Félicien
Pierre Maguelon ... Clovis
Dora Doll ... Mathilde, femme de Clovis
Dominique Malmejat Dominique Malmejat ... Joseph - le fils de Clovis
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An isolated valley in the south east of France. Mathias, thirty-eight, single, has two passions: his freedom and sleep. It is the man who sleeps most of the region. Louise is ten years younger. She left Paris and discovered this valley.

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France

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French

Release Date:

23 February 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Country See more »

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Gaumont International See more »
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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Charm and eccentricity French-style
10 June 2017 | by robert-temple-1See all my reviews

This film, LE PAYS BLEU (THE BLUE COUNTRY), is a thoroughly delightful film about many 'wacky' and eccentric people who live in an extremely remote French village in the hills, back in the 1970s. The film was written and directed by Jean-Charles Tacchella (born 1925, hence he is now aged 92), who is French, despite his Italian surname. He is best known outside of France for his film COUSIN COUSINE (1975). This film has never been reviewed for IMDb until now, which is a great pity, since if you want to laugh and feel good and have a love of France, this is the film for you. One of the leads is Brigitte Fossey, so well remembered as the six year-old child in FORBIDDEN GAMES (1952), and who has gone on to appear in 84 more films. She plays a free-spirited young woman who has fled Paris to 'go native'. She never seems less than cheerful, but until now she has not been able to hold onto a relationship. Can village life change her? Can she find true love amongst les paysans? Also appearing in this film is Albert Delpy, father of Julie Delpy, and what could be more appropriate, considering that the Delpy family themselves appear to have a reputation in Paris for being just as charmingly eccentric as the people in this film. Perhaps one reason why this film has so much to offer to us today is that so much of this joie de vivre and simplicity of life style has been lost over the forty years since this film was released. In 1977 there was no internet, there were no cell phones, and people had to relate to those around them. This film, seen now, serves as a reminder of what is already a lost way of life: life with real people instead of with today's myriads of virtual people. Watch and, between your bursts of laughter, weep for what is gone.


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