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  • Summary: This film powerfully evokes the spectacular Rhone Alps, the beauty, simplicity and hardships of farm life, taking chances and dealing with the necessary sacrifices, the ever-present conflict between city and rural, past and present, the cycles of nature and life. (Films Philos)
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
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  1. 80
    The Girl From Paris may not have half the smooth technique of "Swimming Pool," but it has 10 times the heart and soul.
  2. The movie, which Carion wrote with Eric Assous, has a calming quality. The story moves slowly but, given the milieu and pace of life, this seems perfectly appropriate.
  3. Wise, understated, warm and witty, it presents stars Michel Serrault and Mathilde Seigner in roles that fit them so perfectly they could have been tailor-made.
  4. Precisely the point of films in this genre is to provide pleasant predictability. We collaborate, in a way: we chuckle silently as, so to speak, we make the film ourselves.
  5. A quiet, slow-moving tale, very much in tune with the gradual rhythms of traditional agricultural life.
  6. Moves as slowly and deliberately as it sounds, but Seigner and Serrault are extremely effective in roles often requiring them to work alone, or together in loaded but wordless exchanges.
  7. 40
    The script offers neither a sustained narrative arc nor strong characterizations.

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  1. PaulD.
    Oct 15, 2005
    Slow, but touching portrayal of two strong-willed people from different generations, developing a bond. Moving, but not sentimental, without facile answers, the movie lets you see the difficulties in both the land and in the characters. Expand

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