A Heavenly Vintage

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This historical romantic drama shares the compelling tale of Sobran Jodeau, an ambitious young peasant winemaker and the three loves of his life - his wife Celeste, the proudly intellectual baroness Aurora de Valday and Xas, a fallen angel who strikes up an unlikely but enduring friendship.
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Niki Caro
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Gaspard UllielVera FarmigaKeisha Castle-Hughes
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Drama
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Supporting actors
Jeremie Renier
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Ludi BoekenLaurie ParkerRobin LaingPascal JudelewiczNiki Caro
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R (Restricted)
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4.0 out of 5 stars

61 global ratings

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Jacqueline StigmanReviewed in the United States on June 7, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Betrays audience expectation we are led to
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I enjoyed the first 3/4 of this movie but then felt suddenly betrayed as a viewer when the (spoiler alert) the male angel suddenly becomes amorous with the male lead and then starts throwing him around through the air that seemed just a sloppy bid for visual interest. I always thought the angel a little off putting, too sensual, but he does reveal he's one of the fallen still the first half of the film does not make you think it will go in this direction. this is not a plot twist. This is a betrayal of the audience that has been prepared for something other than what it leads to. I promply lost interest. I'm not interested in the demonic or homosexualitiy.
16 people found this helpful
Mary B.Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Visually Stunning, But Rather Strange
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There seemed to be so many paths this film could have taken & yet none were expanded upon. I did not read the book & from what I saw in the movie, I have no desire to. Costumes, scenery/locale, acting was fine. As for the angel & the man . . . I could have done without that part. It was sort of "Oh, so what . . . yawn . . ." I realize there was a lesson to be learned about life, faith, seeking perfection, death, etc.; but, I really didn't care because of how it was presented. Visually beautiful & I'm glad I watched it; however, once was enough. Would love to see the actors in some other movies they've done.
6 people found this helpful
Miss DReviewed in the United States on October 14, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Enchante' - until....
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idyllic countryside, old world timeless village life... a love story....
it was so enchantingly beautiful!
but then of course, a fallen angel has to show up on the scene, and ruin everything. The main character basically sells his soul, and of course, it costs him everything.
Beware an angel, who wants his wings cut off because he wants to taste good wine. And that Other Woman, who is the Fallen One's accomplice to your ruin.
Just FYI, wine of any kind, especially the best wine, never comes from the Devil or his minions. It is truly a gift from God , the Creator of all good things of nature.
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peregringoReviewed in the United States on March 21, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this film
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I really enjoyed this film, though I had to stop it a few times and walk around to wrap my head around what was happening. Magical realism is more a technique of Latin American authors and film makers, so I wasn't expecting some of the magical realism in this film out of New Zealand (also shot in Burgundy). There are some quite disturbing and unexpected scenes, but the story is so compelling that I immediately ordered the novel it is based upon to do a comparison.

This was purchased to add to my collection of films having to do with wine, and it's become one of my favorites.
6 people found this helpful
Tatyana MReviewed in the United States on March 25, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie
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I thought this was a great movie. Vera Farmiga's acting is superb as always. Such a talented actress! There is a lot of phylosophical meaning in this movie. It gives great life lessons that's for sure. Enjoyed watching it.
4 people found this helpful
KimReviewed in the United States on March 10, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
I was a huge fan of Wale Rider upon it's release but have to say this in my favorite of the director's (Niki Caro) film to date
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Absolutely stunning film. I don't store too many DVD's in the house but this one is a keeper. I was a huge fan of Wale Rider upon it's release
but have to say this in my favorite of the director's (Niki Caro) film to date. All of her work is admirable but this one is my all time favorite.
9 people found this helpful
N. LesterReviewed in the United States on August 30, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hidden gem
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I ordered the DVD months ago and finally watched it: what a hidden gem. The storyline started off predictable but then it became its own. I absolutely adore the idea of people tasting and knowing another person by their quality of work - especially a fastidious crop that is so well cared for by both Earth and humans.
3 people found this helpful
MonteeReviewed in the United States on April 9, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Confusing
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I watched until the end. Scenery and acting amazing but this movie is all over the place. I especially don't get the connection with the angel/demon and wine maker. My question is why? This is a movie is for some and not for others. The sexual tension completely lost me between the man and beast. It had great potential but went to far.
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