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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 ...
Guite
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 Mer
Music by Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Christian Gaubert and Liliane Davis
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A Song of the Heart
23 November 2001 | by (NY,NY) – See all my reviews

I purchased this movie 15 years ago. It was expensive and worth every dollar. I feel that this movie is a masterpiece. The weaving of the story lines were magnificent as it showed the interconnectedness of people and their common ground, namely love. Piaf's intensity of loving was reflected by her intense, child like wonder in her spiritual beliefs. One of the things I adore about Claude Lalouch is his depiction of the complexity of human emotions. The film captured the times. In these times, we also must remember that love is the best spell against hatred. Love is what fuels the fire to go on fearlessly in times of horror. He captures this remarkably well. I refuse to intellectually dissect this movie as it means too much to my heart. As a painter, I judge a film on what the piece does for me emotionally. For me this film is a song of the heart.


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