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My Father's Glory (1990)

La gloire de mon père (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Yves Robert

Writers:

Louis Nucéra, Marcel Pagnol (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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 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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Country:

France

Language:

French | Occitan

Release Date:

August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Gross USA:

$1,710,856
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

(at around 15 mins) You can see in the far background behind the actors (on the left side of the screen) two white cars driving fast. Very fast for the beginning of the 20th century! See more »

Quotes

Augustine: You need your gun to go shopping?
Joseph Pagnol: You never know.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1991 (1992) See more »

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Exquisite pastoral odyssey
1 January 2005 | by fertilecelluloidSee all my reviews

This beautiful, charming work (and its companion MY MOTHER'S CASTLE) is lifted from the memoirs of filmmaker/screenwriter Marcel Pagnol.

It is a loving, romanticized recreation of Pagnol's childhood trips to the south of France.

Director Yves Robert ices every scene with sweet affection and a seemingly effortless attention to detail.

There are so many moving, heart-tugging scenes.

Describing them all would spoil the confection.

I'll mention one. Young Marcel accompanies his father, Joseph, a school teacher, to school one day. Not believing that Marcel can read already, Joseph writes a simple declaration of his love for Marcel on the blackboard. Marcel then surprises his father by reading out loud what his father wrote. It is such a touching, affecting scene.

MY FATHER'S GLORY is bursting to the seams with such magic.

Vladimir Cosma's score perfectly captures the period and tone of Pagnol's memories.

Simply exquisite.


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