Julien Duvivier

Poil de carotte

Poil de carotte

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.

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Eclipse Series 44: Julien Duvivier in the Thirties

Julien Duvivier in the Thirties

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Poil de carotte
Cast
Harry Baur
Monsieur Lepic
Catherine Fonteney
Madame Lepic
Robert Lynen
Poil de Carotte (Carrottop)
Louis Gauthier
Parrain
Simone Aubry
Ernestine Lepic
Maxime Fromiot
Félix Lepic
Colette Segall
Mathilde
Marthe Marty
Honorine
Christiane Dor
Annette
Credits
Director
Julien Duvivier
Screenplay
Julien Duvivier
From the works of
Jules Renard
Cinematography
Armand Thirard
Cinematography
Émile Monniot
Edited by
Marthe Poncin
Art direction
Lucien Aguettand
Art direction
Lucien Carré
Music
Alexandre Tansman
Sound recordists
Lucy Sarrazin
Sound recordists
Roger Handjian

From The Current

Eclipse Series 44: Julien Duvivier in the Thirties
Eclipse Series 44: Julien Duvivier in the Thirties

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

By Michael Koresky

On Film / Essays — Nov 5, 2015