Harvest

Harvest (1937)

In the 30s, a small village in the Provence is losing its inhabitants because young people prefer to go to the city to find easy jobs and escape from being farmers living in relative poverty. Only a few old people and the poacher Panturle remain. Panturle dreams of bringing the village back to life, finding a wife, founding a family and work as a farmer. One day, the village is visited by a traveling knife-grinder, Urbain Gedemus and a young woman, Arsule. Gedemus treats Arsule like a slave, but Arsule accept this because she has nowhere to go and -we guess- her 'work' with Gedemus is the last thing that saves her from being a prostitute. When she meets Panturle and knows about his dreams, she escapes from Gedemus and decides to stay with him. Together, they start a new life, made of hard farming work but mostly of happiness to have each other - fulfilling the earlier dreams of Panturle. Can anything break the happiness of their new life?

Writing:
  • Jean Giono
Directing:
  • Marcel Pagnol
themoviedb icon 6.5/10
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  • Release Date: 1937-10-28
  • Language: Français
  • Country: FR
  • Runtime: 127

Fernandel

Urbain Gedemus

Orane Demazis

Mlle Irène alias « Arsule », la compagne d'Urbain

Robert Le Vigan

Sergeant De Sault

Milly Mathis

Belline

Marguerite Moreno

Zia Mameche

Gabriel Gabrio

Panturle, le paysan d'Aubignane

Henri Poupon

le fermier ami de Panturle

Édouard Delmont

le père Gaubert, forgeron

Charles Blavette

Jasmin Gaubert, le fils
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