• France
  • 1932
  • 92 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
  •  

Julien Duvivier remade his own silent adaptation of a popular turn-of-the-twentieth-century novella and play for the sound era, resulting in one of his most beloved films. In a tremendously moving performance, Robert Lynen plays the neglected young François, mockingly called Poil de Carotte (Carrottop) by his family for his mop of red hair. Duvivier sensitively charts the rural daily life of a boy desperate to connect with others, especially his distracted father, played by the chameleonic Harry Baur.

Cast

Monsieur LepicHarry Baur
Madame Lepic Catherine Fonteney
Poil de Carotte (Carrottop)Robert Lynen
Parrain Louis Gauthier
Ernestine Lepic Simone Aubry
Félix Lepic Maxime Fromiot
Mathilde Colette Segall
Honorine Marthe Marty
Annette Christiane Dor

Credits

DirectorJulien Duvivier
ScreenplayJulien Duvivier
From the works ofJules Renard
CinematographyArmand Thirard and Émile Monniot
Edited byMarthe Poncin
Art directionLucien Aguettand and Lucien Carré
MusicAlexandre Tansman
Sound recordistsLucy Sarrazin and Roger Handjian

Film Essays

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Eclipse Series 44: Julien Duvivier in the Thirties

By Michael Koresky November 05, 2015

Julien Duvivier’s early sound films offer emotionally rich explorations of life in prewar France. Read more »

Film Essays

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Eclipse Series 44: Julien Duvivier in the Thirties

By Michael Koresky November 05, 2015

Julien Duvivier’s early sound films offer emotionally rich explorations of life in prewar France. Read more »

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