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The Girl from Paris ()

Une hirondelle a fait le printemps (original title)
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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... See more »

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Adrien
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Sandrine Dumez
Jean-Paul Roussillon ...
Jean
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Gérard
Marc Berman ...
Stéphane
Françoise Bette ...
La mère de Sandrine
Christophe Rossignon ...
L'exploitant
Roland Chalosse ...
Le barman
Achiles Francisco Varas dell'Aquila ...
Barfly
Henri Pasquale ...
Card player
Paul Courat ...
Card player
Bernard Gerland ...
Card player
Ramon Bertrand ...
Card player
Grazziela Horens ...
Dark-haired girl
Vincent Borei ...
Dark-haired boy
Nathalie Villard ...
Fair-haired girl
Joel Paparella ...
Fair-haired boy
Stephanie Ittel ...
School teacher
Noël Martin ...
Priest
Christian Carion ...
Man with portable
Mickey Dedaj ...
Man with walkman
Yves Rochas ...
Pig breeder
Eric Rochas ...
Pig breeder
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Joëlle Ruzin

Directed by

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Christian Carion

Written by

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Christian Carion ... () and
Eric Assous ... ()

Produced by

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Christophe Rossignon ... producer

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Philippe Rombi

Cinematography by

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Antoine Héberlé

Film Editing by

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Andrea Sedlácková

Editorial Department

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Maya Cypel ... assistant editor
Olivier Dassonville ... telecine colorist
Isabelle Manquillet ... assistant editor trainee
Juliette Urbain ... additional editor
David Vincent ... color timer

Casting By

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Richard Rousseau

Production Design by

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Jean-Michel Simonet

Set Decoration by

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Eric Molitor
Florence Rivière

Costume Design by

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Françoise Dubois
Virginie Montel

Makeup Department

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Sylvie Aid ... makeup artist
Delphine Jaffart ... makeup artist
Michel Vautier ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Julien Azoulay ... assistant production manager
Julien Greco ... unit production manager trainee
Jean-Marc Gullino ... unit manager
Olivier Jacob ... unit manager
Ève Machuel ... production manager
Cécile Rémy-Boutang ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Nicolas Cambois ... first assistant director
Olivier Desagnat ... assistant director
Sébastien Gardet ... assistant director

Art Department

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Anthony Baron ... head painter
Nicolas Chick ... property master (as Nicolas Chik)
Christophe Colomer ... first assistant decorator
Bernhard Crozas ... construction crew
Jacques Freydier ... construction coordinator
Denis Janon ... painter
Thierry Litou ... assistant decorator
Pascal Mollet ... construction crew
Valérie Moy ... painter
Florence Rivière ... set dresser
Yann Roslagadec ... construction crew
Jocelyn Sémavoine ... construction crew
Philippe Tarricone ... construction crew
Anne Tô ... painter
Michael Zanella ... construction crew

Sound Department

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Nicolas Becker ... foley artist
Etienne Curchod ... sound editor
Assia Dnednia ... assistant foley editor (as Assia Zipper)
Thomas Gauder ... sound mixer
Pascal Jasmes ... boom operator
Florent Lavallée ... additional sound mixer
Valène Leroy ... dialogue editor
Pierre Mertens ... sound
Antoine Rigaud ... assistant sound editor
Michel Schillings ... sound recordist
Jean-Noël Yven ... sound effects editor

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Alexandre Martin Dupont ... special effects
Christophe Huchot ... special effects supervisor
Gilles Piéri ... special effects
Christian Renaud ... special effects
Philippe Teissier ... special effects
Jean-Francois Theault ... special effects technician
Guy Vanderplaetsen ... special effects supervisor
Michel Vialla ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Luc Augereau ... visual effects producer
Kevin Berger ... digital compositor
Agnès Sébenne ... visual effects supervisor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Laurent Bourlier ... additional grip
Thierry Debove ... gaffer
Dominique Degand ... grip
Pascal Doyen ... electrician
Clement Gharini ... camera operator: flying camera
Olivier Goelen ... key grip
Marc Kahlouche ... additional electrician
Elin Kirschfink ... first assistant camera
Jérémie Nassif ... still photographer
Laurent Pauty ... second assistant camera
Marie Sorribas ... first assistant camera
Hervé Traini ... additional electrician
Laurence Trémolet ... still photographer
Emmanuel Van Wambeke ... key grip
Oliver Verdoot ... assistant camera: aerial camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Agathe Laemmel ... costumer
Virginie Montel ... costumer
Isabelle Pannetier ... costumer

Music Department

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Valérie Lindon ... music producer
Stéphane Reichart ... music mixer
Rodolphe Sampieri ... assistant music mixer

Other crew

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Dominique Baron ... production administrator
Patrick Bruneton ... travelling car
Eric Dupressoir ... groupman
Claudia Neubern ... script supervisor
Cécile Rémy-Boutang ... administratrice de production / assistant to producer
Isabelle Sauvanon ... press attache: FR2
Pascal Villanueva ... groupman

Thanks

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François Aubé ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines The sleeper hit that has already charmed more than 2 million French moviegoers. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Girl from Paris (United States)
  • One Swallow Brought Spring (World-wide, English title)
  • The Girl from Paris (United Kingdom)
  • Eine Schwalbe macht den Sommer (Germany)
  • La chica de París (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 103 min
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Box Office

Budget FRF25,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend France $2,159,747, 07 Sep 2001

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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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