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Wild Fruit (1954)

Les fruits sauvages (original title)
Lyon, 1953. Maria Manzana is the oldest of a family with five children and the only one who has a job. Maria's mother is deceased and her father is regularly drunk and violent. One evening ... See full summary »

Director:

Hervé Bromberger

Writers:

Jacques Berland (dialogue), François Boyer (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nadine Basile Nadine Basile ... Françoise
Estella Blain ... Maria Manzana
Gérard Blain
Jean-Pierre Bonnefous Jean-Pierre Bonnefous ... José Manzana (as Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux)
Georges Chamarat ... Manzana
Roger Dumas ... Hans
Evelyne Ker ... Christine Manzana
Marianne Lecène Marianne Lecène ... Anna
Palmyre Levasseur Palmyre Levasseur
Jacques Moulières Jacques Moulières ... Frédéric
Norbert Pierlot Norbert Pierlot ... Le berger
Michel Reynald Michel Reynald ... Michel Manzana
Albert Rémy ... Louis
Talina Sauser Talina Sauser ... Lolita
Marco Villa Marco Villa ... Forgeau

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Lyon, 1953. Maria Manzana is the oldest of a family with five children and the only one who has a job. Maria's mother is deceased and her father is regularly drunk and violent. One evening when he wants to beat his daughter Christine, Mary helps her sister and accidentally she kills her father. At Maria's advice the family would prefer to flee. Anna, the girlfriend of Mary's brother Michael, accompanies them. Michael doesn't want to leave her behind. A friendly trucker brings Mary and her company to the south. The group then walks on deserted roads to a village, that was abandoned more than 25 years ago due to lack of water. Written by Robert

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the kids are alright
4 December 2018 | by happytrigger-64-390517See all my reviews

"les Fruits Sauvages" was a nice surprise for me, a true drama about youth in the 50s issued from poor family living in buildings threatening to fall down. It all begins with the alcoholic father killed by his daughter, running away with her family and friends. They find refuge in an abandoned village like themselves and reconstruct their lives. Lot of true psychological details in the relationship between the kids, young and older, and their first love story. I was puzzled by Estella Blain, wild and sexy, she drives the whole movie. The cinematography is real sharp and there are some beautiful travellings that could have been thought by great Christian Matras, especially the most virtuoso absolutely unforgettable. The director Hervé Bromberger directed a fine movie on lost youth, talking about that theme again in "Asphalte" and "les Loups dans la Bergerie" (again in the mountain). A must see.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 January 1954 (France) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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