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Les petites fugues (1979)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Robin ... Pipe
Fabienne Barraud Fabienne Barraud ... Josiane
Fred Personne Fred Personne ... John
Dore De Rosa Dore De Rosa ... Luigi
Mista Préchac Mista Préchac ... Rose
Laurent Sandoz Laurent Sandoz ... Alain
Nicole Vautier Nicole Vautier ... Marianne
Léo Maillard Léo Maillard ... Stephane
Pierre Bovet Pierre Bovet ... Le facteur
Roland Amstutz Roland Amstutz ... Le conseiller en gestion
Maurice Buffat Maurice Buffat ... Le garde-police
Yvette Théraulaz Yvette Théraulaz ... La pompiste
Joseph Leiser Joseph Leiser ... Le contremaître de la fabrique de chocolat
Gerald Battiaz Gerald Battiaz ... Le coureur moto 32
Martine Simon Martine Simon ... Bica


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12 September 1979 (France) See more »

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Languid ballad of our obscured longings
27 February 2012 | by anirbanabSee all my reviews

Cute and comforting – that's how one can describe this movie. The kind of "cuteness" that 'Cinema Paradiso' or 'The spirit of the beehive' or 'The grand highway' presents you with.

All-too-well-known characters, all-too-well-known days, but how much of a character resides beneath the surface? How much of a "special day" resides underneath a humdrum-'everyday'? - This movie is an authentic documentation of all our 'could-have-been' dreams of mundane 'everyday's. Doesn't matter if you are not a farmer in Switzerland, doesn't matter if you are not familiar with country life, you'll still be able to relate yourself perfectly with the main character, you'll still want to have your own small moped.

The movie has a number of strong points, the best to me being, sense of restraint of director Yves Yersin. As a result of this pinpoint precision, despite an inviting subject matter, the movie never imposes abstractness on viewers. While it never drifts too away from reality, it doesn't dwell merely in the reality. – Not many films can be attributed with this rare quality.

I recommend this movie strongly, it's a real gem.

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