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THE COW AND I (La Vache et le Prisonnier) (1959) * with switchable English subtitles *

En 1943, Charles Bailly (Fernandel), un Français prisonnier de guerre en Allemagne pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, décide de s'évader de la ferme où il est employé. Sa ruse, grossière et folle en apparence, consiste à traverser le pays, la vache Marguerite en laisse et un seau de lait dans l'autre main. Après s'être séparé de l'animal, non sans lui avoir promis de ne plus jamais « manger de veau », il se dissimule sous un train pour franchir la frontière germano-française. Alors qu'il se retrouve à la gare de Lunéville, il prend la fuite devant deux policiers français, et saute dans un train en partance pour... l'Allemagne. Ce n'est que deux ans plus tard que cet héroïque anti-héros reviendra de captivité « comme tout le monde ».

In 1943, Charles Bailly, a French POW in Germany during the Second World War, decides to escape from the farm, where he's been placed as a forced laborer.  Apparently, he's both cunning and crazy enough to try and get back to France by simply walking there.  And so, he starts his journey holding farm cow Marguerite's tether in one hand and a bucket of milk in the other.  His many adventures with the cow teach him a great deal, not only about his fellow man -- some of whom are sympathetic to his aims and some not -- but also about man's ability to form close relationships with animals.  After promising to never eat veal again, he separates from the cow to jump on a train, which, unfortunately, is heading to Germany.  Thus, he ends up returning home from captivity two years later, just like all the other POWs.

 
IN FRENCH WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH AND SPANISH SUBTITLES.  EXCELLENT QUALITY.  APPROX. 112 MINS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT SWITCHABLE (SOFT) SUBTITLES WILL NOT SHOW UP WHEN VIEWING THE SAMPLE BELOW.  IF YOU SEE SUBTITLES, THEN THEY ARE HARD-ENCODED (meaning, they cannot be turned off when viewing the film):

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