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La Gloire De Mon Pere [DVD]

4.4 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Philippe Caubère, Nathalie Roussel, Didier Pain, Thérèse Liotard, Julien Ciamaca
  • Directors: Yves Robert
  • Producers: Alain Poiré
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Second Sight
  • DVD Release Date: 19 April 2004
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001GNJCY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,355 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A screen account of the childhood of filmmaker Marcel Pagnol, based on his autobiography. The story begins with Marcel's birth in 1895, his family's move to Marseilles and an idyllic summer holiday near La Treille.

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By A Customer on 14 July 2004
Format: DVD
Based on the childhood memoirs of Marcel Pagnol, the writer responsible for Jean De Florette and Manon des Source (novels made into two of the most beautiful films ever made), this film is exquisite. A wonderful story, with strong performances, a superb script, and add to that some breathtaking Provence scenery, you have as perfect a film as could ever exist. This is one you could watch again and again. An unforgettable film to share with family.Charming, delightfully funny and rich in life-affirming messages. Proof of the importance of strong family bonds and the long-term benefits of shared holidays which shape our lives and our relationships. I had bought the sequel at the same time (Le Chateau de Ma Mere), and was glued to the telly for an entire afternoon. Best investment in DVDs I have ever made. I will treasure them always, and so will you.
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I think this is how I would qualify this film! Purity of Innocence! Pagnol has written very honest and sincere chapters of his life in La Gloire de Mon Pere, Le Chateau De Ma Mere, Le Temps des Secrets and Le Temps des Amours. These are all master piece of french literature but La Gloire de Mon is by far the best of the four books! I watched this in the 90's and just bought it again and it made me relived the innocence of my childhood. The movie is as good as the book and the characters are flawless! Marcel's dad, mum and Petit Paul have been cast exceptionally well and the oncle Jules is definitely a delight. But above all it is about the valleys, the hills, the fields, the food, the holidays, the retreat in the hills and friendship... But most importantly about the mesmering landscape of the Southern of France .... The director does a very good job in leading the cast through the world of Pagnol and follows the book religiously. The only downside is that the translation is bang on the screen! This DVD should have the option of either with or without translation hence a 4 star .. else get ready to be lost in the world of Pagnol.
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This is a fine film of a book which is both tremendously enjoyable and full of wisdom about how families once worked as genuinely supportive and nurturing units. It's also poignant, funny and takes a wry look at self image and the world through the eyes of children. Rare qualities.
The beauty of the scenery, the elegance and wit of the direction and the underlying values combine to make this film a great piece of escapism for a while, and a lasting impression of yet another age lost to us. Sigh!
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A delightful film - taking you back to the way things were - or you hoped they were when you were young. Innocence, charm and above all a wonderful feeling of freedom and safety.

There are scenes that are typically French that deal with hunting that not everyone will enjoy, but this is the way of life in France, even today.

We loved it, including the sub-titles to help our faltering French. Cant wait to see Le Chateau de ma Mere.
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I enjoyed this film and, unlike some reviewers, needed the sub-titles. The film evokes beautifully an earlier, more innocent and simpler way of life through the eyes of a young boy who idolizes his father. It could have been an overly sentimental depiction of an idyllic family holiday but avoided this with realistic touches of human faults and frailties.

A friendship that develops between the city-boy on holiday and a resourceful country lad who shows the former how to survive in the wild adds interest to the main story of the father-son relationship.

The unusual French scenery of rugged, rocky mountains and the wild-life that lives there are part of the pleasure of the film and inject a dark and sinister element that adds piquancy.
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Unbelievably beautiful scenery and photography, childhood holidays seen through slightly embellished memories...as one does. I've seen it several times and hope to live long enough for another few viewings.
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In my opinion a really nice film. Cinematography really good but with the hills of provence as the main background the cameraman was halfway there.I especially liked the park scenes like Claude Renoir pictures coming to life.I could wax lyrical about misenscene and this being a quintessential french film but form your own opinions. As my 86 year old father said at the end of the film " That was a really enjoyable film and I never noticed the sub titles"
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Another very favourite French film of mine. Slow, beautifully shot and observed, stylish. Never obvious or boring.

It contains one of the funmiest moments in any film when 'La Gloire De Mon Pere' is revealed. You will just have to watch it to find out what that is.

An affectionate look at a better age when people had more time for each other.... and, frankly, life was probably a lot better without all the possessions we rely upon today. If that sounds old-fashioned, yes it is...but I defy you to watch this film and not feel exactly the same !
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