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Partie de Campagne

  • Film

Time Out says

Supposedly left unfinished, but filming was in fact completed, except that the producers wanted Renoir to expand to feature length; he was reluctant, other things intervened, then the war, and the film was finally released in 1946 with the addition of a couple of titles. It may be only a featurette, but this masterly adaptation of a Maupassant story is rich in both poetry and thematic content. On an idyllic country picnic, a young girl leaves her family and fiancé for a while, and succumbs to an all-too-brief romance. The careful reconstruction of period (around 1860) is enhanced by a typically touching generosity towards the characters and an aching, poignant sense of love lost but never forgotten. And, as always in Renoir, the river is far, far more than just a picturesque stretch of water. Witty and sensuous, it's pure magic.
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Release Details

  • Rated:PG
  • Duration:45 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Jean Renoir
  • Screenwriter:Jean Renoir
  • Cast:
    • Sylvia Bataille
    • Georges Darnoux
    • Jane Marken
    • André Gabriello
    • Jacques Borel Jacques Brunius
    • Paul Temps
    • Jean Renoir
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