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A love triangle between a young woman, a rich 60-something man and an aspiring sailor set in early 20th century Marseilles.

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Cesario (Fanny's Son) (as Joel Flateau)
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Panisse's Elder Brother
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Almost 19-year-old Marius feels himself in a rut in Marseille, his life planned for him by his cafe'-owning father, and he longs for the sea. The night before he is to leave on a 5-year voyage, Fanny, a girl he grew up with, reveals that she is in love with him, and he discovers that he is in love with her. He must choose between an exciting life at sea, and a boring life with the woman he loves. And Fanny must choose between keeping the man she loves, and letting him live the life he seems to want. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Fanny is Life. Fanny is Love. See more »

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28 June 1961 (USA)  »

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Eine Liebe in Marseille  »

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Trivia

Since Joshua Logan couldn't shoot the waterfront scenes from just one side, Rino Mondellini found a nearby town, Cassis, with a port that was unchanged since the '30s. This required Logan to shoot from one angle in Marseilles, then re-take the scene from the reverse angle in Cassis. For scenes set in front of the bar, they had to do a third take on a studio set in Paris. See more »

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Near the end of the film, when Panisse looks from his bed, the angle is such that he could not possibly see the boy, Cesario, jumping on the trampoline. See more »

Quotes

Marius: [Staring lovingly at the sea, and a sail boat coming into the harbour] I want to be on that ship!
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Version of Pagnol (1977) See more »

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Music & Lyrics by Harold Rome
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1 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is a must see movie. Chevalier & Boyer were unbelievable and Caron enchanting. Dialogue was the best in any movie I've ever seen. Enchanting, heartwarming, pathos, I can't say enough good about this movie. Is this how the French converse. If so, Viva La France!


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