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My Father's Glory (1990)

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

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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G | See all certifications »

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'La Gloire de mon père', published in France in 1957, is the first volume of four autobiographical novels by Marcel Pagnol. The second volume, 'Le château de ma mere', was published in 1958. In the novels, Marcel's meeting Lili takes place in volume two, as does Marcel's decision to stay at Provence as a hermit. The two novels were translated into English and published by Doubleday (in the U.S) as a single book in 1960 under the title 'The Days Were Too Short', This translation was reprinted by North Point Press as a single book titled 'My Father's Glory / and / My Mother's Castle' in 1986. See more »

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(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 »

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Augustine: You need your gun to go shopping?
Joseph Pagnol: You never know.
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Referenced in Spise med Price: Min brors store dag (2014) See more »

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Enchanting childhood nostalgia
4 November 2005 | by Andreas_NSee all my reviews

This is a movie for those who enjoy magic and nostalgia while floating away in childhood memories. It is the calm and enchanting story of the adventures of Marcel Pagnol. Julien Ciamaca does an outstanding job, he is handsome, naive and buoyant. The landscape and the narrative style make this movie, at least in my eyes, a real masterpiece. The entire story is full of nostalgia and deals with Marcel's very own perception of life. His friendship with Lili is honestly depicted and wonderfully staged. The boys do a great job, indeed. It is a tale that takes you back to contemporary France and revives the summer in the Provence region, a summer full of innocent joy and adventures. Inspiring and well-acted, the setting is beautiful and the music just perfect. All characters are well cast.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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