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The Christmas Orange (1996)

L'orange de Noël (original title)
Even after WW2,oranges were luxury modest people could only afford for Christmas in France.

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Jean-Louis Lorenzi
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Sophie Aubry Sophie Aubry ... Cécile
Sylvie Bellet Sylvie Bellet ... Patronne Flavie
Jean-Claude Berliocchi Jean-Claude Berliocchi ... 1er instituteur
Jean-Yves Berteloot ... Pierre
Sylvie Bonnet Sylvie Bonnet ... Agathe
Cyril Brisse Cyril Brisse ... Homme mobilisation
Jean-Max Brua Jean-Max Brua ... Facteur jeunesse
Anne-Lise Calvez Anne-Lise Calvez ... Flavie
Lys Caro Lys Caro ... Malvina
Michel Colson Michel Colson ... 2ème gendarme
Brigitte Couraud Brigitte Couraud ... Mme Fabry
Camille Couraud Camille Couraud ... Lison
Lucien Delon Lucien Delon ... Etienne
Jean-François Dérec Jean-François Dérec ... Mr. Caze
Francis Devaux Francis Devaux ... Instit. certif.
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Shortly before WW1,in a small village,Pierre and the schoolteacher become lovers. The school mistress has noticed how clever Pierre's sister is and she urges the family to help their daughter to continue her studies ,which was not obvious at a time they needed help on the farms.The twentieth century had just begun and most of the peasants did not believe in education.Besides,Jules Ferry's schools were Godless schools and most of the people thought they were nothing but heathen places.The war breaks out ,and the young mean are leaving their country,all full of joy and enthusiasm. Written by dbdumonteil

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 November 1996 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Christmas Orange See more »

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An orange for Christmas
7 July 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Fine MTV work depicting the life of a young schoolteacher just before WW1;it was screened on the 11th of November,what a symbol.The war breaks out at the end of the film,and all the young mean are leaving their country full of joy and enthusiasm...

Among them Pierre (Jean-Yves Berteloot,many users have seen in "the Da Vinci code" as Rémy Jean,the nasty chauffeur )He had become the schoolteacher's lover.

The school mistress had noticed how clever Pierre's sister was and she urged the family to help their daughter to continue her studies ,which was not obvious at a time they needed help on the farms.The twentieth century had just begun and most of the peasants did not believe in education.Besides,Jules Ferry's schools were Godless schools and most of the people thought they were nothing but heathen places.

The title:at the time ,and even after WW2,oranges were luxury modest people could only afford for Christmas in France.


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