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La 	Pluie et le beau temps

La Pluie et le beau temps

A Feature film by Ariane Doublet

Produced by Quark Productions

Release in France : 02/11/2011

    Synopsis

    Will the Normandy flax growers be saved by the Chinese? Rain and fine weather have always been the deciding factors in harvesting. Except the world has changed and a new meteorology, consisting of speculation, stock management, and international exchange, has imposed itself. Normandy alone produces nearly half of the world's linen production. To conserver this ancient culture, the Pays de Caux flax growers have oriented themselves toward a new and almost sole client: China.

    10 years after Les Terriens, Ariane Doublet films agricultural workers who try to adapt and trade their weather vane for an Internet connection. She follows the grim and comical negotiations between the Chinese mill owners and the Norman growers, recounts the fate of a small co-operative between Fécamp and Dieppe, and also focuses on a group of Chinese workers. La pluie et le beau temps thus paints the paradoxical portrait of globalization turned upside down.

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Quark Productions

    French distribution :

    Editions Montparnasse

    Photos (7)

    Full credits (6)

    Directors of Photography :

    Ariane Doublet, Wen Hai

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Isabelle Buron

    Sound Mixer :

    Philippe Welsh

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Production language :

    French, Chinese

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    2011

    French release :

    02/11/2011

    Runtime :

    1 h 14 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    130.933

    Visa issue date :

    27/10/2011

    Approval :

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.77

    Audio format :

    Stereo

    Rating restrictions :

    None