The Girl From Paris


The Girl From Paris

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Two stories intertwined into one, The Girl from Paris -- a box-office success in France -- introduces us to Sandrine, a young Parisienne who ditches her computer job to fulfill her lifelong dream of living on a farm. When she finds a farm on the Vercors plateau, she is certain it is where she is meant to be, and exudes great, if misplaced confidence in her ability to run the whole establishment on her own. The film also introduces us to Adrien, the 70-something farmer who decides to sell his farm to Sandrine. Watching her adapt to farm life, he exudes great, if misplaced confidence in her inability to run the whole establishment on her own. In the end, both Sandrine and Adrien discover the error of their assumptions.


Marc Berman
as Stéphane
Christophe Rossignon
as business farmer
Mathilde Seigner
as Sandrine Dumez
Éric Rochas
as pig breeder
Paul Courat
as card player
Stephane Foenkinos
as Pharoah, the dog
Ramon Bertrand
as card player
Vincent Borel
as dark-haired girl
Stéphane Ittel
as schoolteacher
Mickey Dedaj
as man with walkman
Nathalie Villard
as fair-haired girl
Michel Serrault
as Adrien Rochas
Joël Paparella
as fair-haired boy
Yves Rochas
as pig breeder
Françoise Bette
as Sandrine's mother
Frédéric Pierrot
as Gérard Chauvin
Christian Carlon
as man with portable
Joëlle Russin
as Emile, Adrien's wife in photograph
Henri Pasquale
as card player
Bernard Gerland
as card player
Grazziela Horens
as dark-haired girl
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Critic Reviews for The Girl From Paris

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (39) | Rotten (4)

  • ... a realistic portrait of rural life.

    Jun 14, 2007 | Rating: 3/4
  • Pokey and maybe a bit too sincere, but it has its own integrity.

    Dec 26, 2003 | Rating: 3/5
  • It is a nice character study of two people locked into themselves in different ways, and the slow path they each take to recognize their interdependence.

    Dec 18, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • May linger in the mind as a postcard collection of alluring mountain scenery, but there's not much in the way of lingering alpenglow at movie's end.

    Dec 13, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Slow-moving but utterly delightful.

    Nov 21, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • What director and cowriter Christian Carion has done with the film is give us a genuine feel for the simple joys, disappointments and mind-numbing routine of rural life.

    Oct 17, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Girl From Paris

  • Nov 28, 2008
    Cheap nuance of country struggle.Oh,but crowds loved Carion's (utterly dull) Merry Christmas,isn't that a genre delicacy?Seigner is trying,she really does,but I almost feel the overreacting melo at certain points,a thing I carefully avoid in modern films.
    Dimitris S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 19, 2006
    [font=Century Gothic]In "The Girl from Paris", Adrien(Michel Serrault) owns and works on an isolated farm and feels that it is time to retire. He sells his farm to Sandrine(Mathilde Seigner), a young Parisian, who after a great deal of thought and a two-year intensive agricultural course, has decided she wants to become a farmer. His sole condition is that he is allowed to stay for eighteen months until his family home in Grenoble is ready to occupy. Not helping matters is Sandrine remodeling part of the farm into a resort.[/font] [font=Century Gothic]"The Girl from Paris" is a gentle drama that also works as a feminist parable. Sandrine is a serious young woman who does not make her decisions lightly. Overall, she does a better job than most men would have.(Admittedly, much better than I could have...) [/font] And she seems in no hurry to settle down. The movie avoids the easy laughs that could have come out of the situation.(What humor there is involves a Volvo...) It is well-photographed with likable characters and good performances but a little predictable.
    Walter M Super Reviewer

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