Paris 1930. Paul always had only one and the same horizon: the high walls of the orphanage, a severe building on the outskirts of Paris. Entrusted to a cheerful lady of the countryside, Celestine and her husband, Borel, the somewhat rigid gamekeeper of a vast estate in Sologne, the child of the cities, recalcitrant and stubborn, arrives in a mysterious and worrying world, that of a sovereign and wild region. The immense forest, the misty ponds, the moors and the fields, everything here belongs to the Count of the Comte de La Salle. Fresnaye, a taciturn widower who lives alone in his mansion. The Count tolerates poachers on the estate, but Borel is relentlessly hunting them down and hounding the most cunning and elusive of them, Totoche. In the heart of the fairytale Sologne, next to the poacher, a great nature lover, Paul will learn about life but also the forest and its secrets. An even heavier secret weighs on the estate, because Paul did not come here by chance.
The fancy car in the last scene showing the leaving of the son who was disinherited is a Voisin. Very complex paint job of yellow with brown cross stripes. See more »
First 2/3 are the makings of a fine film, last 1/3 is idiotic trope that ruins the film
I strongly recommend you watch the first 60 minutes of this this film and then switch it off. the first hour of this film is wonderfully shot, lyrical story with subtle, interesting interplay between the characters as they develop. The last third is insulting nonsense.
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