Rural France, the 1890s. Always in motion, Augustin wanders three times. First, as a youth, while a boarder near Bourges, he's lost in the woods and finds a chateau where an engagement ... See full summary »
Harris Tindall is a pencil sharpener. He is the last descendant of a family fully dedicated to this artistic tradition. Each day, the sharpener adjusts his pencil leads depending on his ... See full summary »
From smalltime hoodlums in the tough Belleville neighborhood to headline-grabbing robbers of the swankiest banks in Paris, for Simon and his gang, the only way was up. Capable of emptying a... See full summary »
Jean - Pierre Marielle is only actor at perfect place. Otherwise, fragile attempts to suggest the atmosphere of novel. Essence is lost. Game is childish. And the first purpose - invitation to discover the world from Alain-Fournier masterpiece is only smoke. But far from book, it is not a seductive movie. Silhouette of James Dean for Meaulnes is not good option. Mysteries are slices from another stained. France of village is just sketch. And final impression is strange - desire of a director to recreate an universe for new title in his movies list. No doubts, Le grand Meaulnes is not easy prey for adaptations. But this fact may be encouragement. Or curse. So, fragile thing has need gentle hands and refined minds.
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