MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,079 this week

'Merci la vie' (1991)

 -  Drama  -  13 March 1991 (France)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 791 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 3 critic

Camille, a naive schoolgirl meets an intiguing influence in Joelle, a slightly older and much more experienced spirit. Camille follows her new friend through the discovery of sex and the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 238 titles
created 24 Feb 2013
 
a list of 266 titles
created 18 Jun 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 394 titles
created 7 months ago
 
list image
a list of 807 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "'Merci la vie'" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: 'Merci la vie' (1991)

'Merci la vie' (1991) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of 'Merci la vie'.
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Going Places (1974)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Miou-Miou
Dead Tired (1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

What is going on here?!? French director, Michel Blanc (as Himself), just doesn't understand why his life is suddenly falling apart. This nightmarish comedy-thriller is all about identity. ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Blanc
Stars: Michel Blanc, Carole Bouquet, Philippe Noiret
Beau Pere (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After her mother dies, fourteen-year-old Marion falls in love with her stepfather, Remy.

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Patrick Dewaere, Ariel Besse, Maurice Ronet
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Veronique, living with her divorced mother, is going on holiday to Mauritius with her father. To impress a local boy, Benjamin, she manages to complicate the situation by making up stories ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Lauzier
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Marie Gillain, Catherine Jacob
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

About two couples, longtime friends un which both husbands engage un long-term affairs

Director: Claude Berri
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Daniel Auteuil, Nathalie Baye
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An alcoholic writer is visited by an incarnation of his cancer.

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Jean Dujardin, Albert Dupontel, Anne Alvaro
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A "normal" guy who is married to a hot actress gets worried that she is involved with her costar. This worry turns into jealousy and causes problems in their relationship. This is a story about trust and a comedy about the actions between men and women.

Director: Yvan Attal
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yvan Attal, Terence Stamp
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate. When he regains his health and memory... See full summary »

Director: Yves Angelo
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Fabrice Luchini
Lemming (2005)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The wife of a young engineer's boss dies.

Director: Dominik Moll
Stars: Laurent Lucas, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Charlotte Rampling
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Joey Wellman, a cantankerous American cartoonist, accepts an invitation to come to an exhibition in Paris, because his estranged daughter Elsie is a student there. He arrives with his ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Adolph Green, Laura Benson, Linda Lavin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After the death of her husband, the mother of Julie, Jack, Sue and Tom begins to suffer from a mysterious illness. Aware that she is going to have to go into hospital she opens a bank ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Birkin
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Andrew Robertson, Alice Coulthard
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A father arrives at his son's house one evening. They begin talking about women, love, relationships and things turn awkward fast.

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Michel Bouquet, Farida Rahouadj
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Camille Pelleveau
Anouk Grinberg ...
Joëlle
Michel Blanc ...
Raymond Pelleveau (Young Father)
...
Raymond Pelleveau (Old Father)
...
Evangéline Pelleveau (Old Mother)
...
SS Officer
...
Evangéline Pelleveau (Young Mother)
...
Doctor Marc Antoine Worms
Thierry Frémont ...
François
François Perrot ...
Maurice, the Film Director
...
Robert, the guard
Didier Bénureau ...
2nd Film Director
Anouk Ferjac ...
Mother in clinic
Philippe Clévenot ...
Producer
Jacques Boudet ...
Craven, the Depositer
Edit

Storyline

Camille, a naive schoolgirl meets an intiguing influence in Joelle, a slightly older and much more experienced spirit. Camille follows her new friend through the discovery of sex and the darker side of life. As the film progresses Camille discovers Aids and the fear that she may have picked up the disease in her early encounters. Written by x-static <x-static@dial.pipex.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 March 1991 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Dem Leben sei Dank  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

| (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Buffet Froid (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Metamorphosis Two
Written and Performed by Philip Glass
extrait de l'album "Solo Piano"
disque CBS
éditions dunvagen music publishers inc. new-york n.y.
avec l'aimable autorisation de Sony Classical
(auparavant dénommée disque CBS)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Thank you, cinema
13 November 2007 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

One of those few movies which changed my life - well, stayed in my consciousness for a long time. You won't like it if you don't suspend conventional expectations about plot, story, time lines, conclusions etc. as they're irrelevant here. Blier plays with just about everything he can lay his camera on, including the audience (particularly the audience). This movie is like a roller-coaster ride under the influence of a healthy dose of caffeine (at least)...

Great little movie about big stuff - expect to be surprised at every tangent and put your cerebrally charged glasses on. Having said that, the 90% degree turns zap along largely without the aid of soulless special effects or computer-generated eye-candy. 8 out of 10 in my view for originality and creative endeavour.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
what is the proper runtime? 113 or 117 min. gboudrie
Discuss 'Merci la vie' (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?