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Le temps des porte-plumes (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama | 8 March 2006 (France)
In 1950s France, a young boy is taken in by a couple after spending a few months in the care of social service.


Daniel Duval


Daniel Duval, Elie Meirovitz (adaptation)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Rouve ... Gustave
Anne Brochet ... Cécile
Annie Girardot ... Alphonsine
Raphaël Katz ... Pippo
Denis Podalydès ... Falmin
Lorànt Deutsch Lorànt Deutsch ... Pierre Dubrac
Mélanie Bernier ... Marie-Jeanne
Emylou Brunet Emylou Brunet ... Bernadette
Philippe Khorsand ... Le curé
Swann Arlaud ... Étienne
Max Morel Max Morel ... Papuchon
René Mussier René Mussier ... Le vieux Ribardière
Louis Dussol Louis Dussol ... Camille
Martine Ferrière ... La directrice du dépôt
Isabelle Mestre Isabelle Mestre ... La femme du tailleur


In 1950s France, a young boy is taken in by a couple after spending a few months in the care of social service.

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Release Date:

8 March 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Time of the Pen-Holder See more »

Filming Locations:

Allier, France

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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warm and beautiful
9 March 2006 | by zwang-1See all my reviews

A story about the adopted child in France farmer's family. A warm reminder of my childhood, maybe also yours. There is not much conflict between the child and the parent, the focus is on the feeling of a child in a strange environment and his boyish reaction. There are not much talks. That makes me feel easy (Not a good French speaker viewing a French film with no sub-title!) The mutual understanding is reached by a lot of glances between the parents and the child. The child has his own quietness and charm, which very similar to the farmers. I think that is the reason you find harmony between them. Not many films would give you the same peace in mind in the numerous selections of films. Overall a relaxing and comfortable film, which is good for everybody.

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