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Don't Cry Germaine (2000)

Pleure pas Germaine (original title)
After the dead of the eldest daughter, Germaine and Gilles and their children leave for a holiday in the mountains to restore their bond. However, the killer of their daughter also resides in those mountains and Gilles wants revenge.


Alain de Halleux


Claude Jasmin (novel), Alain de Halleux | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Rosa Renom ... Germaine Bedard
Dirk Roofthooft ... Gilles Bedard
Catherine Grosjean Catherine Grosjean ... Muriel Bedard (as Cathy Grosjean)
Benoit Skalka Benoit Skalka ... Albert
Iwana Krzeptowski Iwana Krzeptowski ... Janine
Simon de Thomaz Simon de Thomaz ... Ronald
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valérie Ancel Valérie Ancel ... Françoise
Dominique Baeyens Dominique Baeyens
Sjarel Branckaerts Sjarel Branckaerts ... Duvivier
Jordi Cornell Jordi Cornell ... Doublier de Miguel
Agathe Cornez Agathe Cornez ... Nicole
Frederic Dailly Frederic Dailly ... Louis
Joan Dalmau ... Alfredo
Eva de Luis Eva de Luis ... Rolande
Julie Delort Julie Delort ... Lisa


Their eldest daughter dead, Gilles and Germaine are close to breaking point. So they pack up the bare essentials in their old van and leave Belgium with their children, two teenagers and two little twins. Germaine is hoping to rebuild her family in the mountains where she was born, the Spanish Pyrenees. But Gilles has found out that his daughter's suspected killer is hiding out in those very same mountains and he is looking for vengeance. Faced with Gilles' doubts and distress, Germaine always responds with love. And as they travel through France and Catalonia, faith gradually returns to bond the family together again. Written by Hannelore Goossens

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Comedy | Drama | Family


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Belgium | France | Spain


French | Catalan

Release Date:

12 January 2001 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Cry Germaine See more »


Box Office

Gross USA:

$9,011, 26 January 2001
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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My Comment on "Pleure Pas Germaine"
22 October 2005 | by dimigriekSee all my reviews

It doesn't happen too often a film really moves me, but this one did. Great acting with really astonishing performances guided by a good script, beautiful cinematography and a touching score. Dirk Roofthooft acts truly great and convincing and so do the others. I recognized many things in this movie and that too made it a special experience to me. The problems a family has to face, I guess, we all know. I'm praising this film, yes, because we need this kind of films. Everyone has seen dozens of popular American movies and really, if you see a film like this, it makes you wonder why you watch so many American flicks. This film has a soul, it's honest and true. It's full of tears, but there is room for joy. This is about life and so many other powerful things we tend to forget.

For everyone who's interested in true great cinema, you should see this film. It beholds exactly what a real film should behold. An atmosphere, a good story, all kinds of emotions and lessons of life.

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