Le grand chemin (1987) AKA The Grand Highway

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Louis, a nine-year-old boy from Paris, spends his summer vacation in a small town in Brittany. His mother Claire has lodged him with her girlfriend Marcelle and her husband Pelo while she’s having her second baby. There Louis makes friends with Martine, the ten-year-old girl next door, and learns from her about life.

Director: Jean-Loup Hubert. AKA The Grand Highway
Stars: Anémone, Richard Bohringer, Antoine Hubert, Vanessa Guedj, Christine Pascal, Raoul Billerey, Pascale Roberts, Marie Matheron, Daniel Rialet, Jean-François Dérec, André Lacombe, Denise Péron, Jean Cherlian, Eugenie Charpentier, Thierry Flamand. 

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8 Comments

  1. Jon W.
    May 4, 2019
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    RIP Anémone (August 9, 1950 – April 30, 2019)

  2. Tiff
    May 5, 2019
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    Lovely film. Thanks, Jon.

  3. Marc
    December 28, 2019
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    We watched this one yesterday. It’s such a wonderful movie, that we wished it was a long running series, so we could keep on following the lives of the people in the village.
    Recommended to anyone who likes heartwarming stories.

  4. Allen Bossom
    February 12, 2020
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    Beautiful

  5. October 15, 2021
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    Very moving in some key scenes, and terrific acting by all the leads, the two young ones and the adults (great to see Richard Bohringer again, the cool Zen guy from DIVA). This is a great film about two little children discovering more of the world, but it’s not a movie suitable for viewing BY little children– the adult themes are more suitable for mid-teenagers on up.
    I was even more touched by the story of the estranged couple Marcelle & Pelo, and what it takes for them to finally reconcile.
    Thanks for the upload, Jon!

  6. October 15, 2021
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    I just noticed in Wiki that Anemone won the Cesar Award for best actress for this splendid performance.

  7. October 15, 2021
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    Oh, and Richard Bohringer won Best Actor at the Cesars for his role, too.
    As i said, great performances by the adult leads…..

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