Les Patates (1969)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Rural Drama, War Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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In this story of obsession and tragedy, set in wartime France, Pierre Perret plays Clovis, a farmer so driven by hunger that he dares to plant potatoes on a plot of land which, though unoccupied, is forbidden to him by the Germans. Despite the film's tragic tone, occasional flashes of satire and pure bawdiness enhance its watchability considerably.