The Green House

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The Green House ★★ The Green-house; Le Jardin des Plantes 1996

Fernand Bonard (Rich) is the aged caretaker of the Paris zoo's botanical gardens during the waning days of WWII. His son Armand (Labarthe) is a collaborator who arrives at his father's home with eight-year-old daughter, Philippine (Stevenin), to celebrate her birthday. When Armand is suddenly killed by the Gestapo, Fernand begins an elaborate deception for his granddaughter, portraying her father as a hero of the French Resistance but his illusions take an unexpected turn. French with subtitles. 93m/C VHS . FR Claude Rich, Salome Stevenin, Samuel Labarthe, Catherine Jacob, Rose Thiery; D: Philippe de Broca; W: Philippe de Broca, Alexandre Jardin; C: Janos Kende; M: Charles Court.