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Une Partie de Campagne ( A Day in the Country )

A short and semisweet romantic vignette based on a story by Guy de Maupassant. A group of family members spend a day away from the city in the French countryside. While the men go off to fish, the mother has a harmless flirtation with a rural "rake," while the daughter has a more serious liaison with a handsome young man. Fourteen years later, the same family vacations at the same spot. The handsome stranger returns, hoping to renew his affair with the daughter; unfortunately, the girl is now married to a dull, insensitive jerk. The two former lovers ponder what might have been, then the family heads back to the city.

Year: 1936
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, French Cinema, Classic Drama, Short Film Festival, Classic Cinema
Country: France
Director: Jean Renoir
Starring: Sylvia Bataille, Georges D'Arnoux
Duration: 40 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains sexual references.
Subtitles: Yes
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