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Fanny loves Marius and is expecting his child, but he has abandoned her and run away to sea without knowing about the baby. She finds herself facing the dishonorable position of being an unmarried mother,unable to provide for herself and the child. So, with the approval of her mother, and for the sake of the baby's future, she agrees to marry a prosperous shopkeeper on the old port, Honoré Panisse. He is 30 years older than she, but he recognizes the child and raises it as his own. Panisse
Jul 18, 2014 Limited
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Mr. Auteuil's passion project is sincere but not successful, honorable but not alive.
Fanny has a stagy sensibility, but Auteuil displays flashes of genuine, old-school craft.
"Classic" is a word all too casually bandied about, but for Daniel Auteuil's screen adaptation of this beloved French trilogy it is completely apropos.
One great performance... doesn't justify Auteuil's decision to remake a series of films that are an inextricable part of their own era.
The characters, the sets, and the scenes all exist to propagate the notion that pleasure derives from repetition and remediation.
Auteuil is not the greatest movie director, but he has strong dramatic instincts, as evidenced by the strong performances he elicits from his actors, and delivers himself.
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