Monday, March 19, 2018

The Baker's Wife

The Baker's Wife is a 1938 French film directed by Marcel Pagnol. It's a comedy about a baker whose young wife leaves him for a handsome man closer to her own age and who quits baking bread in his despair. The villagers work to get his wife back for him. This is a sweet piece, and I enjoyed the mix of humor in the heartwarming story.

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The New York Times review concludes, "It is this undercurrent of tragedy, this steadfast air of dignity that is at once the secret of his funniest scenes, the quality that prevents his film from toppling into farce and makes "The Baker's Wife" a true comedy and a delightful one."

It's included in the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 100%.


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    1. Sounds nice - I will watch it! Thanks!
      Happy new week!

    2. I hope you like it :)