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Le Boulanger de Valorgue


Fernandel plays the Raimu-like title character in Le Boulanger de Valorgue (The Baker of Valorgue). A young girl (Pierette Bruno) deposits a baby at baker Fernandel's doorstep, insisting that the child's father is the baker's own son, who is currently in the army. Despite his pronounced lack of patience, the baker dutifully hunkers down to the responsibilities of parenthood. The plot then segues into a labor-management clash and a community-dividing strike. Director Henri Verneuil offers a sharp, witty...more