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The Girl from Paris (2001)

Une hirondelle a fait le printemps (original title)
Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer. She takes the required practice for two years, and after that ... See full summary »

Director:

Christian Carion
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Serrault ... Adrien
Mathilde Seigner ... Sandrine Dumez
Jean-Paul Roussillon Jean-Paul Roussillon ... Jean
Frédéric Pierrot ... Gérard
Marc Berman Marc Berman ... Stéphane
Françoise Bette Françoise Bette ... La mère de Sandrine
Christophe Rossignon Christophe Rossignon ... L'exploitant
Roland Chalosse Roland Chalosse ... Le barman
Achiles Francisco Varas dell'Aquila Achiles Francisco Varas dell'Aquila ... Barfly
Henri Pasquale Henri Pasquale ... Card player
Paul Courat Paul Courat ... Card player
Bernard Gerland Bernard Gerland ... Card player
Ramon Bertrand Ramon Bertrand ... Card player
Grazziela Horens Grazziela Horens ... Dark-haired girl
Vincent Borei Vincent Borei ... Dark-haired boy
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Storyline

Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer. She takes the required practice for two years, and after that she buys an isolated farm from Adrien, an old farmer who decides it's time to retire. However, Adrien wants to stay a few more months before moving away from the farm, and the rough winter finds them together... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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The sleeper hit that has already charmed more than 2 million French moviegoers.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 September 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl from Paris See more »

Filming Locations:

Vercors, Drôme, France

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,280, 23 March 2003

Gross USA:

$183,266

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,812,396
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The French title, translated as "A Swallow Made a Spring", is a variation of an old saying that "one swallow does not make a spring". See more »

Soundtracks

Le site des balcona du ciel
Written by Jean-Noël Yven
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a film you have to see with your heart, as well as with your eyes
17 December 2002 | by solariumSee all my reviews

a slow tempo movie, with no big scenes, no breathtaking special effects, just a small number of actors and the peaceful scenery of the French alps that touch the heart. all these are the background of the slow development of the relationship between the 2 main characters of the story. Sandrine, a young Parisian woman, who decided to leave the big city and buy a farm at the French alps. Adrian is the old owner of the farm, who remained living at the farm after the sale, but at first, refuses to help Sandrine and guide her. the peaceful yet cruel nature is the background of the mutual process that the two characters experience. the old man and the young woman who learn to accept each other and even like each other very much.


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