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The Wind Turns (2018)

Le vent tourne (original title)
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Pauline, a young farmer, raises her animals far from the modern world. When Samuel arrives to install a wind turbine on the farm, her values and her love for Alex are put to the test.


Bettina Oberli


Antoine Jaccoud (screenplay), Bettina Oberli (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Mélanie Thierry ... Pauline
Pierre Deladonchamps ... Alex
Nuno Lopes ... Samuel Nieves
Anastasia Shevtsova Anastasia Shevtsova ... Galina
Audrey Cavelius Audrey Cavelius ... Mara
Patrick Lapp Patrick Lapp ... Willy
Juliana Samarine Juliana Samarine ... Ludmilla Iwanow
Pedro Lenz Pedro Lenz ... Denis
Lionel Fresard Lionel Fresard ... Inspecteur


Pauline, a young farmer, raises her animals far from the modern world. When Samuel arrives to install a wind turbine on the farm, her values and her love for Alex are put to the test.

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Switzerland | France


French | Russian | English

Release Date:

26 September 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

With the Wind See more »

Filming Locations:

Jura, Switzerland


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2.35 : 1
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The wind is changing.
5 December 2019 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Generally praised to the skies by the chic TV magazines "Le Vent Tourne" is actually a confusing work.At its best, these images have a soaring transcendence when they depict the fixed windpump in the wonderful landscapes of Switzerland,superbly filmed;at worst it descends towards the banalities of the extra-marital love affair,with the obligatory sex scenes .

It's a sprawling affair which may be in turn fascinating or boring;too many subjects are treated at the same time: Galina the girl sent from her native Russia to recuperate in the pure air of Swiss mountain after Tchernobyl, pollution and new energy sources, the breeder mistrusting his sister-in-law who happens to be the local vet and her treatments , the engineer who (what a coincidence!)is fluent in Russian,and with whom his wife falls in love .

The film begins with a poem by Rebecca Wood which the story (more or less) illustrates : life can be a long quiet peaceful river (the breeder) or things have to be destroyed (or ruined ) to re-build a brand new world (the feminist side personified by Melanie Thierry's character.)

Mostly in French ,the movie also uses Russian and English ,which shows respect for the audience .As for the characters' motives, it is not always convincing, and Galina ,played by a Russian girl,seems to play second fiddle.

My feelings are mixed.

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