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A Feature film by Julien Duvivier

Produced by Le Film d'Art (Vandal et Delac)

Release in France : 02/11/1932


    Adapted from various stories by Jules Renard, Poil de Carotte (The Red Head) is the poetically related tale of a delicate domestic situation. Robert Lynen plays the young son of Catherine Fourtenay. Fourtenay's husband Harry Baur knows that Lynen is not his son, but remains married for appearances' sake. Baur remains aloof and distant until he discovers the cruelties heaped upon Lynen by his resentful mother. Foster father and son develop a respect and friendship for one another that finally deepens into love. A remake of a 1925 film of the same name (also directed by Julien Duvivier), Poil de Carotte which made a star out of its juvenile lead Robert Lynen, whose genuine red head needed no touching up by the makeup men; sadly, Lynen was killed while fighting with the Resistance during World War II.

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    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Le Film d'Art (Vandal et Delac)

    French distributors :

    Panthéon Distribution, Pathé-Natan

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    TF1 Studio, Tamasa Distribution

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    Full credits (9)

    Assistant Director :

    Ary Sadoul

    Producers :

    Charles Delac, Marcel Vandal

    Sound recordists :

    Roger Handjian, Lucy Sarrazin

    Production Designer :

    Lucien Aguettand

    Location Manager :

    Jean-Paul Dreyfus

    Author of original work :

    Jules Renard

    Director of Photography :

    Armand Thirard

    Editors :

    Jean Feyte, Marthe Poncin

    Music Composer :

    Alexandre Tansman

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Literary adaptation

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

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    Black & White

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival - 2008

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2008)


    Official International Selection