In this little Provencal village, a new baker, Aimable, settles down. His wife Aurelie is beautiful and much younger than he. She departs with a shepherd the night after Aimable produces his first breads.
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This is the correct photo. That is Ginette Leclerc as the wife. Raimu gives a performance that is unrivaled. I remember watching it for the first time and being absolutely overcome with so many emotions including delight. He has never been matched.
Pourquoi cette galerie de personnages, si caricaturale, fonctionne-t-elle encore si bien 80 ans plus tard ? Certainement parce que ce film nous montre des personnages qui n'existent plus. A la fois drôle, triste, généreux et lourd... la verve de Raimu, la profondeur des dialogues, subliment l'ensemble. Toujours fascinant.