Stop the Tram, we have to finish our game!

  • By cobpc
  • August 9, 2012
  • Comments Off on Stop the Tram, we have to finish our game!

Included in the 1932 film by Marcel Pagnol  “Fanny”   a famous scene in which a tram is stopped in its tracks in order to allow the game to continue (the clip is unsubtitled but, as ever in Provence, the gestures speak volumes).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0PhfNNZN4c

However one of pétanque’s most venerable and amusing traditions, the Fanny, is apparently unconnected with Pagnol. La Fanny, qu’est-ce que c’est?

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