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The Guardians

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Original title
Les Gardiennes
Running time
134 min.
France France
Xavier Beauvois, Frédérique Moreau, Ernest Pérochon
Michel Legrand
Caroline Champetier
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Les Films du Worso
Drama | 1910s. I World War
Synopsis / Plot
Year 1915. Several women are left behind to work a family farm during the Great War. At the Paridier farm, a mother and her daughter have taken over the farmwork in the absence of the men who have gone off to fight. Working relentlessly, their life follows the rhythms of difficult labor and the occasional return of the men on leave. Hortense, the mother, employs Francine, a young woman who grew up in state care, to help her on the farm. Francine believes she has finally found a family...
2017: Mar del Plata Film Festival: Official Selection
2017: Sevilla Film Festival: Official Selection
2017: César Awards: 4 Nom. inc. Best Adapted Screenplay & Best Cinematography
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