Release date24 September 1980 Based onLe cheval dorgueil by Per-Jakez Helias WriterPierre-Jakez Helias (based on the book by), Daniel Boulanger (adaptation) Initial releaseSeptember 24, 1980 (France) CastJacques Dufilho (Alain, le grand-père), Bernadette Le Saché (Anne-Marie, la mère), François Cluzet (Pierre-Alain, le père), Ronan Hubert (Pierre-Jacques à 7 ans), Armel Hubert (Pierre-Jacques à 11 ans), Pierre Le Rumeur (Le conteur) Similar moviesRelated Claude Chabrol movies
The Horse of Pride is a 1980 film directed by Claude Chabrol. Its title in French is Le cheval d'orgueil. It is based on Le cheval d'orgueil, an autobiography by Pêr-Jakez Helias. The film takes place in the Bigouden area south of Quimper.
Set in Brittany from 1908–1918, two peasants marry, have a son, and live in traditional Breton ways which is three generations under one roof, a division of labor between the sexes, elders' stories at night, politics and religion during their little free time. These are difficult times for them – la Chienne du Monde drives some to commit suicide; Ankou (death) is always a possibility. Pierre is born into this provincial family, his lyric childhood interrupted by the outbreak of war and his father's conscription. He learns his catechism and, as a child of a Reds, also reveres school. His grandfather and father often put him on their shoulders, giving him a ride on the horse of pride.