Thank you! A nosegay of deadly nightshade for mother in this frenzied narrative of boyhood and adolescence under the domination of a savage mama. To the ancestral rock pile of the Rezeau family located in a part of France ""probably the most backward"", came M.
Among the three novels. Rezo Productions produced the film of the same rubric in Philippe de Broca directed the movie while Philippe de Broca and Olga Vincent wrote the screenplay based on the novel.
These three novels are largely autobiographical. It is nowadays considered a classic novel in Franceread by students in high school. He chokes it to death. Young Jean lives with his grandparents.
Their affable weakling father Jacques Villeretwhose only passion is bugs or, more specifically, various species of fliesgreets them warmly. Their introduction to Mumsy, though, comes in the form of a high-heeled shoe drop-kicking them as she descends from the train. Things turn demonic as Mommy Dearest pulls kids out of school, appropriates their toys, food, blankets and coal, and sets them out to till the soil as unpaid gardening staff.
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Film Review. Next Philippe de Broca film: L'Amant de cinq jours Film Synopsis I n middle-age, Jean Rezeau recalls his eventful childhood, beginning with the death of his grandmother in
The largely autobiographical tale is a tragic-comic, violent, brutal, and yet funny account of a ten-year-old boy waging war on his own mother, set against the backdrop of the twilight of a bourgeois family in the s. When their grandmother dies, their parents are forced to return from Indochina, spelling the end of their childhood. The mother, Paule Rezeau, is quite something. Until, that is, the day Jean decides to rebel.
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