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Edith and Marcel (1983)

Édith et Marcel (original title)
The world's most popular entertainer and Europe's greatest boxer: the film puts the love affair of these two national heroes against a backdrop of the end of World War II, hotel suites in ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Evelyne Bouix ...
Edith Piaf / Margot de Villedieu
Jacques Villeret ...
Jacques Barbier
Francis Huster ...
Francis Roman
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Marcel Cerdan Jr. ...
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Charles Gérard ...
Charlot
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Micky Sébastian ...
Marinette Cerdan
Maurice Garrel ...
Margot's Father
Ginette Garcin ...
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Philippe Khorsand ...
Jo Longman
Jany Gastaldi ...
Candice Patou ...
Margot's Sister
Tanya Lopert ...
English Teacher
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The world's most popular entertainer and Europe's greatest boxer: the film puts the love affair of these two national heroes against a backdrop of the end of World War II, hotel suites in New York, transatlantic plane flights, Cerdan's loss of the world middleweight title to Jake Lamotta, and Piaf's gift for tragic love songs. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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13 April 1983 (France)  »

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Dedicated to Patrick Dewaere, who committed suicide in the beginning of the shooting. He was replaced by 'Marcel Cerdan Jr'. who plays the role of his own father, the boxer Marcel Cerdan. See more »

Soundtracks

La Vie en Rose
Music by Louiguy
French lyrics by Édith Piaf
English lyrics by Mack David
Performed by Édith Piaf
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Edith and Lelouch
16 February 2007 | by (France) – See all my reviews

At first sight, Lelouch is a pretentious character making stupid movies but, hopefully, there is a film starting from which you fell in love with the man and his way of filming, this film might be "un homme et une femme", "tout ca pour ca" or "les uns et les autres" but it can as well be this one. Lelouch takes the story in the most anti-Hollywood way as possible. We are quite far from the films which try to recall the legends of the great human beings and to explain their great geniuses with great sounds and filming effects. Lelouch makes a film as realistic as a movie can be. Of course, Lelouch proposes an agreement, you accept is naive-concrete way of doing things and he will take you back to the 40's and, you will met both Cerdan and Piaf. The film is an invitation that you wish never to finish. The actors are simply incredible, Evelyne Bouix never acted so good, Jean Bouise is, as always, fantastic etc. Certainly, the suicide of Dewaere influenced Lelouch so to make a masterpiece and he did it.


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