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The Girl from Paris (2001)

Une hirondelle a fait le printemps (original title)
Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer. She takes the required practice for two years, and after that ... See full summary »

Director:

Christian Carion
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Serrault ... Adrien
Mathilde Seigner ... Sandrine Dumez
Jean-Paul Roussillon ... Jean
Frédéric Pierrot ... Gérard
Marc Berman Marc Berman ... Stéphane
Françoise Bette Françoise Bette ... La mère de Sandrine
Christophe Rossignon Christophe Rossignon ... L'exploitant
Roland Chalosse Roland Chalosse ... Le barman
Achiles Francisco Varas dell'Aquila Achiles Francisco Varas dell'Aquila ... Barfly
Henri Pasquale Henri Pasquale ... Card player
Paul Courat Paul Courat ... Card player
Bernard Gerland Bernard Gerland ... Card player
Ramon Bertrand Ramon Bertrand ... Card player
Grazziela Horens Grazziela Horens ... Dark-haired girl
Vincent Borei Vincent Borei ... Dark-haired boy
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Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer. She takes the required practice for two years, and after that she buys an isolated farm from Adrien, an old farmer who decides it's time to retire. However, Adrien wants to stay a few more months before moving away from the farm, and the rough winter finds them together... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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The sleeper hit that has already charmed more than 2 million French moviegoers.

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

At one point the farmers tie a bottle to a pear tree and stick a small branch with a blossom inside. They do this so, in a few months, the result will be a full sized pear inside the bottle, much too big to have been put into the bottle in the usual way. One of the farmers uses it to make a bottle of a pear flavored alcoholic drink, with the pear still inside, and the bottle, pear, and drink appear late in the film when the two farmers and Sandrine have a drink together. See more »

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In The Air Tonight
Written by Phil Collins
Performed by Phil Collins
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when even sabotage cant stand in the way of friendship
15 April 2002 | by maryw-5See all my reviews

A brave decision for an Internet-teacher in Paris: she leaves everything behind and buys a goat-farm in the south of France, away from all the things she is used to. In a remarkable way she manages to set up a guest-house and an Internet site, on which she sells her goat-cheese. The former owner, who still lives at the farm, starts so like the young woman very much. When they both suffer a fierce winter, it is the beginning of a friendship.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 September 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Vercors, Drôme, France

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,280, 23 March 2003

Gross USA:

$183,266

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,812,396
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Dolby SR

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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