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La vie est un long fleuve tranquille (1988)

Two babies are switched at birth. When the mistake is discovered 12 years later, it leads to complications in the lives of both families. One family is affluent, with dutiful and (... See full summary »

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Momo Groseille
Valérie Lalande ...
Bernadette Le Quesnoy
Tara Römer ...
Million Groseille (as Tara Romer)
Jérôme Floch ...
Toc-Toc Groseille
Sylvie Cubertafon ...
Ghislaine
Emmanuel Cendrier ...
Pierre Le Quesnoy
Guillaume Hacquebart ...
Paul Le Quesnoy
Jean-Brice Van Keer ...
Mathieu Le Quesnoy
Praline Le Moult ...
Emmanuelle Le Quesnoy
Axel Vicart ...
Franck
Claire Prévost ...
Roselyne Groseille
Hélène Vincent ...
Madame Marielle Le Quesnoy
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Monsieur Jean Le Quesnoy
Christine Pignet ...
Madame Groseille
Maurice Mons ...
Monsieur Groseille
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Two babies are switched at birth. When the mistake is discovered 12 years later, it leads to complications in the lives of both families. One family is affluent, with dutiful and (apparently) contented children. The other family is poor, with rambunctious (even delinquent) children, often hungry, but with lots of laughter in the house. Written by <edgar@mps.ohio-state.edu>

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3 February 1988 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Vida é um Longo Rio Tranquilo  »

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$194,456 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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France's most successful movie of 1988 See more »

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References Sauvage et beau (1984) See more »

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C'est comme ça
Written and Composed by Les Rita Mitsouko
Performed by Christine Pignet and Claire Prévost
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pretty darn funny
26 June 2000 | by (california) – See all my reviews

True, this is not the best movie ever made. It is, however, extremely funny. One cannot truly realize why this is such a ridiculous movie until they know the the french culture. It is not a study in the class differences, it is to exaggerate the extreme opposite ends of the spectrum. The rich family is so stable it is almost hokey, and the poor family is so dysfunctional that they are almost stable. All of the comments about life are only to exaggerate the situation. I particularly love the scene in the church with the musical, it just goes to show how silly things can be. I don't watch this movie over and over for the plot, I watch it because every time you see it you notice something now that is characteristically French. Personally, I think it is great.


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