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THE GUARDIANS

by Xavier Beauvois

synopsis

1915. The men are at the front, and the women must take on the role of guardians of the farms. A mother, Hortense, a tireless worker, hires Francine, a young orphan from the welfare services to support her, because her own daughter is reluctant to obey. Mutual respect and admiration flourish between Hortense and Francine. But to save the unity of her family, Hortense will have to sacrifice this girl, and pay the price.

international title: The Guardians
original title: Les Gardiennes
country: France, Switzerland
sales agent: Pathé International
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Xavier Beauvois
release date: FR 6/12/2017
screenplay: Xavier Beauvois, Frédérique Moreau
cast: Nathalie Baye, Iris Bry, Laura Smet, Cyril Descours, Gilbert Bonneau, Olivier Rabourdin, Nicolas Giraud, Mathilde Viseux, Yann Bean, Ophélie-Marion Debiais
cinematography by: Caroline Champetier
film editing: Marie-Julie Maille
art director: Yann Mégard, Patrick Schmitt
music: Michel Legrand
producer: Sylvie Pialat, Benoît Quainon
co-producer: Pauline Gygax, Max Karli, Michel Merkt
production: Les Films du Worso, France 3 Cinéma, Pathé Films, Rita Productions
backing: Canal+, Ciné+, Radio Télévision Suisse, CNC, Eurimages, région Limousin, Cinéfeel, Procirep, Soficas Soficinéma, Indéfilms, Cofinova
distributor: Pathé Distribution, Praesens Film AG

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