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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. 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.
  2. 80
    The Girl From Paris may not have half the smooth technique of "Swimming Pool," but it has 10 times the heart and soul.
  3. 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.
  4. A quiet, slow-moving tale, very much in tune with the gradual rhythms of traditional agricultural life.
  5. 70
    Carion and his gifted leads never take the easy way out. Instead, they let the characters get acquainted against the slow change of the seasons, taking their relationship along unexpected turns.
  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. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. PaulD.
    Oct 15, 2005
    7
    Slow, but touching portrayal of two strong-willed people from different generations, developing a bond. Moving, but not sentimental, without 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. Collapse

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