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In the Name of the Land

(Rated M)

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“What matters most is that it stays in the family”

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Beautifully acted and rich with emotion, Édouard Bergeon’s debut feature In the Name of the Land follows the fate of a son who inherits his father’s farm. In the late 70s, Pierre (Guillaume Canet, Non-Fiction) returns to his hometown in France to marry his beloved childhood sweetheart Claire (Veerle Baetens, The Broken Circle Breakdown) and take the reins of his family farm. For a spell, life is idyllic, as Pierre and Claire’s family grows and they enjoy the simple pleasures of rural life. But when the business is placed under immense financial pressure and Pierre begins to amass insurmountable debts, things begin to spiral downwards. Based on Bergeon’s own childhood and dedicated to his parents, this is a poignant, deeply personal look at the many issues farmers face.

“Heartfelt, intimate and rich with observation”
— The Sydney Morning Herald
“Absorbing... It has the power to raise your spirits, and to sink them”
— The Australian
“Powerful and particularly resonant. Bergeon gets a heartbreaking performance from Canet”
— ABC Radio National

Why You Should See This Film

One of the biggest box office sensations in France in the past year, you can’t help but be moved by In the Name of the Land. Its themes of familial duty and history’s changing tides are universally resonant, and Guillaume Canet is marvellous in the role of Pierre.


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  • Year: 2019
  • Rating: M
  • Director: Édouard Bergeon
  • Cast: Guillaume Canet, Veerle Batens, Anthony Bajon
  • Duration: 103 minutes
  • Language: French with English subtitles
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