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by Marine Francen


Violette is old enough to marry in 1852 when her mountain village is brutally deprived of all its men following the repression of the Republicans ordered by Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte. The women spend months in total isolation. Desperate to one day see their men again, they take an oath: if a man comes, he will be for everyone. Life must continue in the belly of each and every one of them.

international title: The Sower
original title: Le Semeur
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Celluloid Dreams
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Marine Francen
film run: 98'
release date: FR 15/11/2017
screenplay: Marine Francen, Jacqueline Surchat, Jacques Fieschi
cast: Pauline Burlet, Géraldine Pailhas, Alban Lenoir, Françoise Lebrun, Iliana Zabeth, Anamaria Vartolomei, Mama Prassinos, Raphaëlle Agogué, Margot Abascal, Barbara Probst
cinematography by: Alain Duplantier
film editing: Minori Akimoto
music: Frédéric Vercheval
producer: Sylvie Pialat, Benoît Quainon
production: Les Films du Worso, Versus Production
backing: Canal+, Ciné+, CNC, région Languedoc-Roussillon, Soficas Cinémage, Indéfilms, Cinéventure
distributor: ARP Sélection, BTeam Pictures

main awards/selection

San Sebastián 2017New Directors, Kutxabank-New Directors Award

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