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Manon of the Spring

Marcel Pagnol’s Post-War Movies

in Provence Movies

An adaptation of an Emile Zola novel, Nais was the first film that Marcel Pagnol made after the end of the war in 1946. The setting was transposed in the Estaque port in Marseille and it starred  Jacqueline Bouvier (now Misses Pagnol ), the popular comedy actor Fernandel (in the role of the hunchback), Henri Poupon and Raymond Pellegrin. Also, […]

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The Baker's Wife

Marcel Pagnol’s Studios and the French Hollywood

in Provence Movies

In 1937, hoping to create a French Holywood, Marcel Pagnol expanded his company by installing studios, distribution and technical departments in the St. Giniez neighborhood near the Avenue du Prado. Thanks to his new production facility, he was now able to fully fulfill his vision, including building an entire Provençal village on the hills for Regain, which ruins still stand […]

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Marius (The Marseille Trilogy)

Marcel Pagnol’s Movies

in Provence Movies

A writer, film producer/director/screenwriter and entrepreneur, Marcel Pagnol was elected to the French Academy in March  1947 – if you’re not familiar with this institution, it is the authority about French language. But it is undoubtedly his contribution to French cinema that will be remembered the most, making him a pioneer of Provence and Marseille-centric filmmaking. THE MARSEILLE TRILOGY Already […]

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