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Screenings in France about the Way of St James

23 Janvier 2014, 13:14pm

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The film

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One of the posters 

A well known US film could be seen in the French movie theatres last year, long after the Spaniards and the Germans : The Way, starring Martin Sheen directed by his son Emilio Estevez. 


It gathered 120 000 spectators, out of 60 million people in France.

 

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Emilio Estevez, and the arrow !

            A figure to be compared with the number of copies sold by Jean Christophe Rufin's Immortelle randonnée, Compostelle malgré moi personal camino : 300 000 copies ! 

 

Does that mean the French are better readers than film spectators ?

 

Hard to beleive. Rufin is an "Academicien", a former ambassador, the writer of best sellers. An equivalent of Paolo Coelho for France.

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The main regret about both works is that they start the camino on the French-Spanish border whereas it begins in the Netherlands, in Danmark, in Germany, in Poland, in Hungary, in Italy, etc.

 

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At least they both advertise for the Way of St James.  The future will tell us which one leaves

 

the best memory...

 

 

 

 

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