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La Femme du boulanger (The Baker's Wife)

La Femme du boulanger (The Baker's Wife) (1938)

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The Baker's Wife (La Femme de Boulanger), though based on a novel by Jean Giono, was specially tailored by writer/director Marcel Pagnol for the talents of the incomparable Raimu. The star plays the new baker in the French community of Provence. One of Raimu's first customers is shepherd Charles Moulin, who is immediately smitten by the middle-aged baker's young, toothsome wife Ginette LeClerc. In short order, Ginette runs off with Moulin, a turn of events that the stubborn Raimu refuses to

Unrated,

Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy

Jean Giono

$1.1M

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this was probably overrated by its defenders at the time, but it still manages to deliver its share of chuckles.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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  • Die Frau des Bäckers (DE)
  • The Baker's Wife (La femme du boulanger) (1938) (UK)
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