The Swallow and the Titmouse

by André Antoine 1h20min France 1983
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The Swallow and the Titmouse
by André Antoine

A bargeman, his wife and sister-in-law navigate the canals of northern Belgium in their two vessels, the eponymous "L'Hirondelle et la Mésange," taking the time to appreciate the sites and landscapes they encounter along their way. Like many in his trade, the mariner supplements his income by transporting occasional contraband. The tranquil rhythms of their nautical lives are interrupted, however, when they hire an ambitious new pilot.

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Casting

  • Maguy Deliac : Marthe
  • Jane Maylianes : Griet
  • Pierre Alcover : Michel
  • Louis Ravet : Pierre van Groot
  • And with: Georges Denola

Credits

  • Director André Antoine
  • Scenario Gustave Grillet
  • Photo director René Guychard
  • Production Compagny S.C.A.G.L. - Société Cinématographique des Auteurs et Gens de Lettres
  • Distributor Cinémathèque Française

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,33:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Production1983
  • Release date for France05/25/1984
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageSilent
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