22 February 1967
In prehistoric times, at the spring festival, two young men meet and fall in love with each other, with an exclusive love. They proclaim their right to monogamy, contrary to the law of the tribe and are chased away.
They wander from cave to cave, facing the wild beasts alone. A hermit teaches them the power of plants and the mystery of fertilization. A child is born but drought threatens. The saving rain will return and bring nature back to life, saving this first love.
Based on an original screenplay by Marcel Pagnol, a film project that was never made, although it was planned several times.
Original script by Marcel Pagnol, film project never realized.
Planned in 1946 with Luis Mariano, Louis Jouvet and Charles Dullin. Then, in 1947 with Pierre Fresnay, Charles Moulin and Jacqueline Bouvier and also planned in Canada, the same year, without Fresnay but with Alain Cuny and Gérard Philipe. Finally in 1969, a last attempt, again without follow-up, by William Wyler.
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22 February 1962