In 19th century France, a peasant winemaker endeavors to create the perfect vintage.

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Niki Caro

Writers:

Niki Caro, Elizabeth Knox (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jérémie Renier ... Sobran Jodeau
Keisha Castle-Hughes ... Celeste
Patrice Valota Patrice Valota ... Comte de Vully
Vania Vilers ... Jodeau Senior
Eric Godon ... Father Lesy
Gaspard Ulliel ... The Vintner's Luck
Stephane Garneau-Monten ... Young Soldier (as Stephane Garneau)
Juliette Mariotte Juliette Mariotte ... Baby Sabine
Finn Van Mell Finn Van Mell ... Baby Nicolette
Charlotte Cheveau Charlotte Cheveau ... Sabine - 2-3 Years
Felicity-Amore Castle-Hughes Felicity-Amore Castle-Hughes ... Nicolette - 12-18 Months
Julie Berthoux Julie Berthoux ... Sabine - 4-5 Years
François Beukelaers François Beukelaers ... Chief Winemaker
Vera Farmiga ... Aurora de Valday
Jean-Louis Sbille ... Henri
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The passionate tale of Sobran Jodeau (Jérémie Renier), an ambitious young peasant winemaker and the three loves of his life - his beautiful wife Celeste (Keisha Castle-Hughes), the proudly intellectual baroness Aurora de Valday (Vera Farmiga) and Xas (Gaspard Ulliel), an angel who strikes up an unlikely but enduring friendship that borders on eroticism with him. Under Xas' guidance, Sobran is forced to fathom the nature of love and belief and in the process grapples with the sensual, the sacred and the profane - in pursuit of the perfect vintage.

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From the director of 'Whale Rider' and 'North Country' See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Rated R for some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Slow, but rewarding
22 December 2019 | by steven98664See all my reviews

The film is slow, ethereal, yes. It's interesting with too notch acting. I rather like it. Religious, thought provoking, a bit. Very French! Focus on the small, emotional things. Unsaid the larger pragmatic points of the plot. I am not sure how you could speed up the pace of a film like this. I like the slowness for a slow afternoon film. I feel it culminates.


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Country:

New Zealand | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2009 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

A Heavenly Vintage See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR8,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,295
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| (European Film Market)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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