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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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Storyline

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

Around 00:45:17, we can see the boom mic's shadow on Joseph's cap. See more »

Quotes

Augustine: You need your gun to go shopping?
Joseph Pagnol: You never know.
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A must-see! One of the best I've ever watched!
15 November 2004 | by eustfamSee all my reviews

The story is simple--it is about a young boy who spent his summers in the hills of Provence--yet it manages to tug the viewer at the heart. It is such a far cry from the families we see today who have no time to relate to each other. The boy's love for his father (and mother)clearly shines in this film.

The father is a school teacher, an atheist, and a republican. But he is a loving husband and a great father to his children. The mother is shy and affectionate and is sensitive the needs of her husband and children. So what makes this film such an enchanting experience? Since I am not a writer, I cannot really put into words the way I felt after watching this film. I know it left a smile in my heart...it also made me nostalgic for it reminded me of my own childhood. I wanted it to go on long after the movie ended. Watch it and you will know what I mean. It will take you back to the magical moments of growing up.


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