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A Day in the Country

A Day in the Country

A Feature film by Jean Renoir

Produced by Les Films du Panthéon

Release in France : 08/05/1946


    Monsieur Dufour (André Gabriello), a shop-owner from Paris, takes his family to spend a day in the country, where they meet two young men, Henri (Georges D'Arnoux) and Rodolphe (Jacques B. Brunius). While Dufour and his young daughter's fiancé, Anatole (Paul Temps), go fishing, Madame Dufour (Jane Marken), his wife, and Henriette (Sylvia Bataille), his daughter, go off with the two strangers. Madame Dufour enjoys a care-free fling with Rodolphe, and Henriette and Henri row to a secluded island and engage in a romance.

    Source : Wikipedia

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films du Panthéon

    French distribution :

    Panthéon Distribution

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Les Films du Jeudi

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    The film is based on a short story by Guy de Maupassant, who was a friend of Renoir's father Auguste Renoir. Future leading directors Jacques Becker and Luchino Visconti worked as Renoir's assistant directors. Partie de campagne was shot in July, soon after France had elected the Popular Front government, and employers had negotiated the Matignon agreement, providing wage increases, 40-hour weeks, trade union rights, paid holidays and improved social services.

    The film was not released until 1946, ten years after it was shot. Renoir never finished the filming due to weather problems, but the producer, Pierre Braunberger, turned the material into a release after World War II.

    Source : Wikipedia

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Pierre Braunberger

    Author of original work :

    Guy de Maupassant

    Sound Recordist :

    Joseph De Bretagne

    Director of Photography :

    Claude Renoir

    Music Composer :

    Joseph Kosma

    Still Photographer :

    Eli Lotar

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    40 min

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    Black & White

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    Posters (2)


    Selections (2)

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1946

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1946)


    Official Competition - Short Films