The Baker's Wife

  • 1938
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Raimu, the star of Marcel Pagnol's Marseilles trilogy, here teams again with Pagnol as the baker Aimable, a new addition to a French village that has lacked a quality baker for some time. The tasting of Aimable's first loaves of bread is an event eagerly awaited by all the locals, giving the villagers a chance to take time away from their daily complaints...read more

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Raimu, the star of Marcel Pagnol's Marseilles trilogy, here teams again with Pagnol as the baker Aimable, a new addition to a French village that has lacked a quality baker for some time. The tasting of Aimable's first loaves of bread is an event eagerly awaited by all the locals, giving

the villagers a chance to take time away from their daily complaints and neighborly disagreements. Aimable takes great pride in his bread--a pride equalled only by his affection for his coquettish wife Aurelie (Ginette Leclerc). The villagers agree that if their new baker's bread is as lovely as

his wife, all will be content. Unfortunately for Aimable, however, the handsome shepherd Dominique (Charles Moulin) prefers Aurelie to a brioche, and she prefers his affection to slaving over a hot stove. When they run off together, Aimable is no longer able to continue his baking. Rather than

risk losing another baker, the villagers band together in an effort to bring Aurelie back home. A touching comedy that borders on the tragic, THE BAKER'S WIFE is brilliantly acted and directed, and proved one of the most popular French films of all time in the US.

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