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Life Is a Long Quiet River (1988)
"La vie est un long fleuve tranquille" (original title)

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Momo Groseille
Valérie Lalande ...
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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
André Wilms ...
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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quality French farce
7 March 2002 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

Etienne Chatiliez is a director possessing a deft hand for comedy both cruel and subtle: think "Tatie Danielle" for the former and "Le bonheur est dans le pre" for a bit of the latter. La vie est un long fleuve tranquille is a hilarious examination of class-based comedy in the late 80s in France, with the time honoured "baby-switching" plot point to kick things off. Great performances allow a very funny film to sparkle on the screen. Highly recommended.


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