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My Mother's Castle (1990)

Le château de ma mère (original title)
Every holiday Marcel and his family go to their cottage in the Provence (France). He likes the hills in this region. Before they arrive at the cottage they have to walk about 5 miles. With ... See full summary »

Director:

Yves Robert

Writers:

Marcel Pagnol (novel), Jérôme Tonnerre (adaptation) (as Jerôme Tonnerre) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Philippe Caubère Philippe Caubère ... Joseph Pagnol
Nathalie Roussel Nathalie Roussel ... Augustine Pagnol
Didier Pain Didier Pain ... Oncle Jules
Thérèse Liotard ... Tante Rose
Julien Ciamaca Julien Ciamaca ... Marcel Pagnol
Victorien Delamare Victorien Delamare ... Paul Pagnol
Joris Molinas Joris Molinas ... Lili des Bellons
Julie Timmerman Julie Timmerman ... Isabelle Cassignole
Paul Crauchet ... Edmond des Papillons
Philippe Uchan ... Bouzigue
Patrick Préjean Patrick Préjean ... Dominique, le jardinier
Pierre Maguelon ... François
Michel Modo ... Le facteur
Jean Carmet ... Le garde ivrogne
Jean Rochefort ... Loïs de Montmajour / Adolphe Cassignole
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Every holiday Marcel and his family go to their cottage in the Provence (France). He likes the hills in this region. Before they arrive at the cottage they have to walk about 5 miles. With the co-operation of an ex-pupil of Marcel's father, who's a teacher, they only have to walk 1 mile, since they can take a shortcut along a canal, through the backyards of some eccentric people. During one of these holidays he meets Isabelle, a pretty but conceited girl... Written by Tony Kessen <rhkessen@cs.vu.nl>

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Return to childhood in Provence.


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Quotes

Marcel Pagnol: Such is the life of a man. Moments of joy, obliterated by unforgettable sadness. There's no need to tell the children that.
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Second part of a two-part masterpiece
31 January 1999 | by Bill-308See all my reviews

"My Father's Glory," and its sequel "My Mother's Castle," tell the story of a young boy's "wonder years" growing up in a family with an adored father, a lovely but frail mother, and assorted eccentric relatives and friends. These are incredibly charming films that feature none of the violent action and highly charged emotions that we've come to expect in popular films today. Instead, they celebrate the simple joys of life in a warm and loving family. When minor but unexpected events occasionally disrupt the day-to-day flow of events, they can seem like terrible disasters. On the other hand, a simple visit to the country can seem like a tremendous adventure. It's not necessary to have seen "My Father's Glory" to enjoy "My Mother's Castle." In fact, I happened to see them out of order and I loved them just the same. But if I had my preference, I'd watch them in order. The final scene of "My Mother's Castle" is emotionally powerful and satisfying; for me it confirmed that every minute I'd invested in these films was worthwhile. I wanted to get up there on the screen and help. In French with English subtitles.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | Occitan

Release Date:

September 1991 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,477,071

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,477,071
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Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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