the second French Empire, the reign of Napoleon III., began with a Republican uprising, belongs in France to the school of knowledge, with us you can learn it best in the movie. For the secluded hamlet of Le Saule Mort in the Provencal Alps, trauma was the year 1852, the particular table, because the victorious troops of the new Emperor all the male inhabitants killed or captured and the Survivors on a Caribbean prison Islands were deported. The women had to bring in the harvest alone, and as the Winter was over, they joined a Pact: The next man who came along, should all belong to a new Generation conceived and the future of the village could be secured.
feuilleton correspondent in Berlin.
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A primary school teacher from the village, Violette Ailhaud, has written in 1919, in old age, a report about this time, appeared in 2006 in a small publishing house, and since then, several further conditions experienced. The Film, by the Director of Marine Francen to Ailhauds report has rotated, refers in the title to the artistic Tradition, combines with its material: “Le Semeur,” “The sower,” a painting of the Barbizon painter Jean-François Millet copied by Van Gogh and the pictorial language of expressionism transfer means. And like a painting, in rural colors, this feature film debut looks over long distances, which is less of Alain Duplantiers of laid-back hand-held camera, or the archaic 4:3 picture format is available as a Marine Francens Directing. Because Francen cares less for the individual sensitivities as for the group behavior of the women, so that it works even at a distance, if, as in the emerging contrast between the superior Marianne (Geraldine Pailhas) and the young Violet (Pauline Burlet), a more detailed perspective.