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In the Name of the Land (2019)

Au nom de la terre (original title)
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Pierre is 25 when he returns from Wyoming to his fiancée and take over the family farm. Twenty years later, the farm expanded and so did the family.


Edouard Bergeon


Edouard Bergeon (screenplay), Emmanuel Courcol (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guillaume Canet ... Pierre Jarjeau
Veerle Baetens ... Claire Jarjeau
Anthony Bajon ... Thomas Jarjeau
Rufus ... Jacques Jarjeau
Samir Guesmi ... Mehdi
Yona Kervern Yona Kervern ... Emma Jarjeau
Solal Forte ... Rémy
Mélanie Raffin Mélanie Raffin ... Sarah
Marie-Christine Orry Marie-Christine Orry ... Martine Jargeau
Emmanuel Courcol Emmanuel Courcol ... Notaire
Michel Lerousseau Michel Lerousseau ... Medecin
Charlie Costillas Charlie Costillas ... Mr. Sens
Christophe Rossignon Christophe Rossignon ... Banquier
Elodie Godart Elodie Godart ... La collègue bureau
Eric Brulé Eric Brulé ... Chauffeur abattoir


Pierre is 25 when he returns from Wyoming to find Claire his fiancée and take over the family farm. Twenty years later, the farm expanded, so did the family. It's the time of happy days, at least at the beginning. The debts accumulate and Pierre is exhausted at work. Despite the love of his wife and children, he is slowly falling...

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an unflinching look at what it is to be a farmer in France
1 April 2020 | by mjfhhhSee all my reviews

Pierre takes over his fathers farm at the age of twenty five. He loves the land and his family, wife and two children. They are a happy tightly knit unit and it seems there's no hardship they cannot overcome. But as the debts mount and the business spirals out of control, how long will it be until Pierre breaks under the pressure?

IN THE NAME OF THR LAND is an unflinching look at what it is to be a farmer in France. The beauty, the isolation, the rewarding hard work and the financial reward that doesn't always match the effort that was put in. The best thing about the film is the acting. Guillaume Canet deserves an Oscar for his portrayal of a good man in crisis.

Eduardo Bergeron is a documentary director and the film at times feels as such. You almost expect a voice over commenting on what's going on. Bergeron does not use the shaky camera move or first person shots to make the movie feel real. The tension and drama here comes solely through the performances and supported by the wonderful soundtrack of Thomas Doppelo - the disc should make pleasant stand alone listening.

IN THE NAME OF THE LAND is not an easy film to sit through. It could lose a 10 minutes or so from its running time, but even in shorter form it's hard to watch the characters you deeply care about being emotionally destroyed on screen. This is where the film succeeds and where it fails. There's rarely a ray of hope in the story. IN THE NAME OF THE LAND is a devastating experience.

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25 September 2019 (France) See more »

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Laval, Mayenne, France See more »


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