• Poil de carotte

    1932. France. Julien Duvivier. 91 min.

Sunday, May 3, 2009, 5:30 p.m.


  • Poil de carotte

    1932. France. Directed by Julien Duvivier. Screenplay by Julien Duvivier, based on the story by Jules Renard. With Harry Baur, Robert Lynen, Catherine Fonteney. With its justifiably famous scene of Poil de carotte's "wedding" to a little country girl, this astonishingly sophisticated early sound film is a visual poem of innocence and grace that would inspire René Clément’s Jeux interdits (Forbidden Games) twenty years later. "In a rare example of a remake surpassing its memorable original," notes Lenny Borger, "Duvivier gave definitive form to this classic chronicle of childhood. Baur plays the father with all his subtle authority and young Lynen cuts deep to the desperate pathos of lonely Poil de Carotte. A film of great tenderness, and lyricism, with a final reconciliation scene between Baur and Lynen to force a sob from the stoniest breast." In French; English subtitles. 91 min.

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