At the end of the nineteenth century, little Marcel lives with his parents in the Provence countryside. During his holiday, Marcel meets Lili, a local boy who knows all the secrets of the hills, and the two become fast friends.

Director:

Yves Robert

Writers:

Louis Nucéra, Marcel Pagnol (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Philippe Caubère Philippe Caubère ... Joseph Pagnol
Nathalie Roussel Nathalie Roussel ... Augustine
Didier Pain Didier Pain ... Oncle Jules
Thérèse Liotard ... Tante Rose
Julien Ciamaca Julien Ciamaca ... Marcel à 11 ans
Victorien Delamare Victorien Delamare ... Paul
Joris Molinas Joris Molinas ... Lili des Bellons
Benoît Martin Benoît Martin ... Marcel petit
Paul Crauchet ... Edmond des Papillons
Pierre Maguelon ... François
Michel Modo ... le facteur
Jean Rougerie ... Bergougnas, le brocanteur
Jean-Pierre Darras ... Récitant (La voix de Marcel) / Narrator (voice)
Victor Garrivier Victor Garrivier ... le curé de la Treille
Raoul Curet Raoul Curet ... Monsieur Vincent
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A young boy's life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel, witnesses the success of his teacher father, as well as the success of his arrogant Uncle Jules. Marcel and family spend their summer vacation in a cottage in Provence, and Marcel befriends a local boy who teaches him the secrets of the hills in Provence. Written by Huy D. Huynh <pwc@pwc.ca>

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A childhood in Provence.


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During preparation director Yves Robert was admitted in an hospital owing to an intestinal obstruction. So he was not able to scout in the south of France to choose locations for the movie . He was replaced for this task by director Claude Pinoteau. See more »

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On the family's holiday, each time that it is raining the sky is bright and without a cloud (except the scene with the storm). See more »

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Augustine: You need your gun to go shopping?
Joseph Pagnol: You never know.
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A film-maker's glory
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:

August 1991 (USA) See more »

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Gross USA:

$1,730,856

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,730,856
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Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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