Modern Life

Modern Life

Director: Raymond Depardon

Cast: Raymond Depardon, Marcel Privat, Raymond Privat, Alain Rouvière

     
 

After offering an up-close look at life in a farming community in the French hillsides in Profils paysans: L'approche and Le Quotidien, filmmaker Raymond Depardon returns to the village of Le Villaret in this documentary. Marcel Privat and his brother Raymond Privat have spent nearly their whole lives as dairy farmers in Le Villaret, but it's clear theySee more details below

Overview

After offering an up-close look at life in a farming community in the French hillsides in Profils paysans: L'approche and Le Quotidien, filmmaker Raymond Depardon returns to the village of Le Villaret in this documentary. Marcel Privat and his brother Raymond Privat have spent nearly their whole lives as dairy farmers in Le Villaret, but it's clear they can only continue for so long; Marcel is eighty-eight years old while his brother is only a few years younger, and unfavorable weather and poor soil conditions have devastated their grazing lands, reducing their flocks to a handful of cows and goats. Their nephew Alain Rouviere has moved from Calais to Le Villaret to help look after Marcel and Raymond as well as their farm, but it's clear Alain's wife Cecile doesn't care for the old men and isn't afraid to tell them what she thinks. Down the road, Marcel Challaye and his wife Germaine are also growing old and fighting a losing battle with the elements as their spread of cattle gradually shrinks to nothingness, and Daniel Roy, who has inherited his family's farm, sees no future in working the increasingly flinty soil of Le Villaret. La Vie Moderne (aka Modern Life) was an official entry at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/05/2014
UPC:
0720229916059
Original Release:
2008
Source:
First Run Features
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:23:00
Sales rank:
74,414

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marcel Privat Participant
Raymond Privat Participant
Alain Rouvière Participant
Cecile Rouviere Participant
Marcelle Bresse Participant
Paul Argaud Participant
Amandine Valla Participant
Michael Valla Participant
Marcel Challaye Participant
Germaine Challaye Participant
Jean-François Pantel Participant
Nathalie Pantel Participant
Jean Roy Participant
Daniel Roy Participant
Alfred Molina Participant
Ido Port Participant
Theodore Bikel Participant

Technical Credits
Raymond Depardon Director,Cinematographer
Gabriel Fauré Score Composer
Simon Jacquet Editor
Gerard Lamps Sound Mixer
Claudine Nougaret Producer,Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Modern Life
1. Chapter 1 [4:59]
2. Chapter 2 [5:00]
3. Chapter 3 [4:59]
4. Chapter 4 [5:00]
5. Chapter 5 [4:59]
6. Chapter 6 [5:00]
7. Chapter 7 [4:59]
8. Chapter 8 [4:59]
9. Chapter 9 [5:00]
10. Chapter 10 [4:59]
11. Chapter 11 [5:00]
12. Chapter 12 [4:59]
13. Chapter 13 [4:59]
14. Chapter 14 [5:00]
15. Chapter 15 [4:59]
16. Chapter 16 [5:00]
17. Chapter 17 [3:19]

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