After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who likes to write poetry, who only wants to be left alone to do his job, becomes a target for Communist harassment as they try and locate a particular loyalist, and he pushes back.
Director: Claude Berri.
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Philippe Noiret, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Michel Blanc, Michel Galabru, Fabrice Luchini, Danièle Lebrun, Gérard Desarthe, Daniel Prévost, Yves Afonso, Myriam Boyer, Dominique Bluzet, Florence Darel, Ticky Holgado, Josiane Lévêque.
1991 Berlin International Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Bear.