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A Day in the Country (1946)

Partie de campagne (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Drama | 12 December 1950 (USA)
The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love with a man at the inn, where they spend the day.

Director:

Jean Renoir

Writers:

Jean Renoir, Guy de Maupassant (short story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sylvia Bataille ... Henriette
Georges D'Arnoux Georges D'Arnoux ... Henri (as Georges Saint-Saens)
Jane Marken ... Madame Dufour (as Jeanne Marken)
André Gabriello André Gabriello ... Monsieur Dufour (as Gabriello)
Jacques B. Brunius Jacques B. Brunius ... Rodolphe (as Jacques Borel)
Paul Temps Paul Temps ... Anatole
Gabrielle Fontan Gabrielle Fontan ... La grand' mère / Grandmother
Jean Renoir ... Père Poulain / Uncle Poulain
Marguerite Renoir Marguerite Renoir ... La servante / Waitress
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierre Lestringuez Pierre Lestringuez ... Un vieux curé / Old priest
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Storyline

The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love with a man at the inn, where they spend the day. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Short | Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 December 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Day in the Country See more »

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Production Co:

Panthéon Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In 1994 the French Cinematheque presented a program of the rushes from the 1936 shoot, which they had preserved and which Alain Fleischer had edited together. See more »

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Referenced in My Voyage to Italy (1999) See more »

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Idyllic country scenes.
30 March 2004 | by Ben_CheshireSee all my reviews

A 40 minute fragment of an unfinished movie which Truffaut describes as a cinematic short story, about a picnic in the country.

Renoir movies are always idyllic visually - like beautiful cinematic paintings, but Partie de Campagne is particularly idyllic. For some reason Renoir really wanted us to feel that we were in the country. This is his most visceral movie: he really takes you into the landscape in a way he does not usually do. Usually we merely sit back and admire it - here we are shown some gorgeous images of rain on the stream from the view of a boat on the water. The bottom half of the frame is virtually in the water we're so close to the action.

My favourite parts of Renoir movies are when he goes out on location (which he did quite a bit) and shoots wonderful scenes in nature. Here we have forty minutes of pure natural beauty (with a group of characters added for colour). I'm not sure that if Renoir continued with this project it would have retained enough interest over a two hour length - most likely its merely the central episode of a movie. Like Kubrick, Renoir made his movies up from several big, beautiful chunks. This applies most to Grand Illusion, so perhaps this sequence would never have been intended to supply enough dramatic interest for an entire story, but for lovers of Renoir, here are some of the most beautiful things he ever filmed. If you've never seen a Renoir film, the first experience is always the best, and it might be spoiling you if you start with this one, but it would be a beautiful introduction to him.


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