Clochemerle (2004)

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In Clochemerle, a French village situated in the Beaujolais region, all the inhabitants are agog over an exceedingly upsetting event: not only has Piechut, the mayor, decided to install a ... See full summary »

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Director:

Daniel Losset

Writers:

Gabriel Chevallier (novel), Philippe Madral (scenario & adaptation and dialogue)

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19 July 2006 | stanistreet
9
| A welcome new version of a classic from France.
I read "Clochmerle", Gabriel Chevalier's classic novel, more than forty years ago & loved it. It was achingly funny in a very French way - irreverent; very political - and I wondered how it might translate to the screen. Apart from Macha Meril, the cast is wholly unknown to me, but the acting is universally of a high standard & the absurdity of a Government almost crashing - because of the building of a Vespasienne in the Beaujolais & siting it beside the local church - is well paced, never descending into "Carry On" farce. It keeps to the original in a scrupulous fashion & retains the wonderful sense of period - 1923. I would award it a 9.

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23 October 2004

Language

French


Country of Origin

France

Filming Locations

Prague, Czech Republic

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