The Auction
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The Auction
An aging, taciturn farmer finds his predictable life unraveling after his eldest daughter announces that is getting a divorce, and that she needs his help in order to keep up payments on her house in the city. Gaby's farm has been in his family for generations. He always said that the farm should be passed down to his children, not sold. But when Gaby's daughter Marie shows up at the farm in desperate need of money, the old man longs to protect her, even though he senses she is taking advantage of him. Making the decision to sacrifice his farm for the sake of his daughter won't be… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Director Sébastien Pilote tells his story simply, and gets terrific, real-life performances from all of his actors."
‑ Claude Peck, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A modern twist on the King Lear tragedy. Captures the rhythms of farm life as much as any documentary, depicting a way of life fast disappearing."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"It punches the viewer in the gut with a belly full of reality, that emotionally has knock out power."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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