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marine francen


Violette is old enough to marry in 1852 when her mountain village is brutally deprived of all its men following the repression of the Republicans ordered by Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte. The women spend months in total isolation. Desperate to one day see their men again, they take an oath: if a man comes, he will be for everyone. Life must continue in the belly of each and every one of them.


Marine Francen, Jacqueline Surchat and Jacques Fieschi, based upon Violette Ailhaud's novel The Sower


Pauline Burlet, Geraldine Pailhas, Alban Lenoir, Iliana Zabeth, Francoise Lebrun


Worso films 

French distribution

Financial Partners

CNC (Advance on receipts) Occitanie region, Indéfilms 5, Cinémage 11, Cinéventure 2

ARP Selection

International sales

Celluloid Dreams


Canal +, Cinema +

French release

November 15th, 2017

Festivals and Awards

  • San Sebastián Festival  - Big  New Directors Award

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