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The Plough

2023 1h 35m Drama List
50% Tomatometer 10 Reviews
The Plough is a constellation. It is also a puppet theatre. This is the story of a family of puppeteers: siblings Louis, Martha and Lena; their father, who directs the troupe; and the grandmother, who makes the dolls. Together, they are a company and put on puppet shows. One day, following a performance, the father dies of a stroke, leaving his children alone. Read More Read Less

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Diego Semerene Slant Magazine The sort of gravitas that seems necessary for the most satisfying of French clichés to amount to playful reworkings, not tired repetitions, only makes a few appearances throughout the film. Rated: 2/4 Feb 26, 2023 Full Review Jessica Kiang Variety Garrel is certainly well positioned to provide a crepuscular lament for the passing of old traditions, but “The Plough” is a disappointingly nichey, self-indulgent form for it to have taken. Feb 24, 2023 Full Review Rafaela Sales Ross Little White Lies A nuanced exploration of the dichotomy between legacy and vocation. Feb 23, 2023 Full Review Rory O'Connor The Film Stage A briskly charming, bracingly anachronistic, sometimes achingly sensual film. Rated: B+ Mar 9, 2023 Full Review Sarah Manvel Critic's Notebook It might not look like a radical film, but it really is, since a happy family is an amazing achievement, and the ability to address the newest topics in the oldest ways is a skill to be treasured. Mar 4, 2023 Full Review Vadim Rizov Filmmaker Magazine Those uncannily convincing performances, the result of months of rehearsal and other invisible labors, generate a low-key tension juxtaposed against the larger artifices containing them. Mar 3, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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Movie Info

Synopsis The Plough is a constellation. It is also a puppet theatre. This is the story of a family of puppeteers: siblings Louis, Martha and Lena; their father, who directs the troupe; and the grandmother, who makes the dolls. Together, they are a company and put on puppet shows. One day, following a performance, the father dies of a stroke, leaving his children alone.
Director
Philippe Garrel, Jean-Claude Carrière
Producer
Edouard Weil, Laurine Pelassy
Screenwriter
Arlette Langmann, Philippe Garrel, Caroline Deruas-Garrel
Genre
Drama
Original Language
French
Runtime
1h 35m