Peace in the Fields takes place around 1925. Stanne a wealthy Flemish farmer, is alleged to have murdered his fiancée 20 years before. Although the case against him was dismissed fierce resentment still burns between his family and that of Johanna, the victim’s mother. And then the farmer’s son falls in love with the girl’s younger sister. Johanna forbids their marriage and her old enemy starts to feel again the pangs of conscience, the need to confess the crime.
Director: Jacques Boigelot. AKA Peace Over the Fields
Stars: Christian Barbier, Georges Poujouly, Claire Wauthion, Héléna Manson, Arlette Schreiber, Nicole Valberg, Lucien Raimbourg, Vandéric, Marthe Dugard, Josi Jolet, Irène Vernal, Gilbert Charles.
1971 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.