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A rare, captivating, very human saga, spanning one century... and hidden in the forlorn "Pacific" of filmdom / IMDb !
"Hear, hear" for Pixie463, so well-inspired in his or her praise of this 3-part saga... 20 years ago, soon after the films were shot!
I find it striking that this little piece of IMDb turf is somehow in the saga's image: lost in an ocean of thousands of referenced movies or series, a distant speck overshadowed by blockbusters continents, mentioned here by three rare commentors who reached its shores at 5 or 10 years intervals (now four, 5 years after my both eerie and touching predecessor), when you can spend a night failing to go through hundreds of dissing comments "on the continents"!
The saga is brilliantly in the "colors of life", tragic and heart-beating, deepening human history by spanning 3 generations, opportunately showing how "it all happens for a reason", and also illustrating how much character any of us needs to endure the (numerous) hardships of life and how much faith (of any color) we must kindle to maintain hope that, after all, it's all worth it and does bring us a measure of grace if we've worked to deserve it.
I caught the first part 5 years ago on « France O' » (the French public channel devoted to France' overseas territories, their current culture, their history, etc.), and it made that kind of memorable impression me. These days, France O' is rerunning the 3 parts, I taped #2 and 3, just finished watching the 2nd... and can't go to bed without lingering on it.
French actress Claire Nebout (Hélène) is charismatic as usual and I'm delighted to have discovered Claudia Kevan (Jeanne) in E2, her acting is superior all the way through.
Since we're in Australian waters or just about, I must say it brings back memories and emotions of being enthralled, decades ago, by "The Thorn Birds".
Heartilly recommended if it ever reaches one of your shores!
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