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Le Ciel est à vous

Le Ciel est a Vous

Le Ciel est à vous

Review score: * * * * *

cast: Charles Vanel, Madeleine Renaud, Jean Debucourt

year: 1944

colour: no

certificate: PG

director: Jean Gremillon

runtime: 105

When their home is bought up to make way for an airfield, mechanic Pierre Gauthier and his wife Thérèse are forced to move, with their two children and elderly mother, to a nearby town.  Although Pierre makes a success of his new garage business, he soon begins to get bored and joins the local flying club.  When she hears of this, Thérèse is incensed but it isn’t long before she too is smitten by the flying bug.  Sacrificing everything they have, even their daughter’s piano, the couple devote themselves to building an aeroplane that will enable Thérèse to break a long distance flying record.  Shortly after take off, Pierre’s optimism soon turns to pessimism and he becomes convinced that he will never see his beloved wife again...


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