A Good Year (2006)

Director
Ridley Scott

Main cast
Russell Crowe; Marion Cotillard; Albert Finney; Tom Hollander; Abbie Cornish

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Description
Failed London banker Max Skinner inherits his uncle's vineyard in Provence, where he spent many childhood holidays. Upon his arrival, he meets a woman from California who tells Max she is his long-lost cousin and that the property is hers.


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