Marie has had a tough childhood ever since her mother Elisa committed suicide. She has spent most of her life in an orphanage and now makes a living as a small time criminal in Paris. Now ... See full summary »

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Jacques 'Lébovitch' Desmoulin
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Sekkou Sall ...
Ahmed
Florence Thomassin ...
Élisa Desmoulin
Werner Schreyer ...
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Samuel
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Gitane Smoker
Catherine Rouvel ...
Manina
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Pharmacist's Son
Olivier Saladin ...
Kevin
Bernard Verley ...
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Reine Bartève ...
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André Julien ...
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Gérard Chaillou ...
Claude Chapelier
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Marie has had a tough childhood ever since her mother Elisa committed suicide. She has spent most of her life in an orphanage and now makes a living as a small time criminal in Paris. Now she wants to unravel her past and find her father whom she blames for her mother's death. Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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1 February 1995 (France)  »

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$112,968 (USA)
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The film is dedicated to Serge Gainsbourg. See more »

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Elisa
Music by Serge Gainsbourg
Lyrics by Serge Gainsbourg and Michel Colombier
Performed by Serge Gainsbourg
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A very strong film

The whole film took me into a carousel of emotions: anger, longing for the mother, the sense of betrayal. Marie (Vanessa Paradis took me by surprise in a swirl. Gerard Depardieu is a great actor who's not afraid to try all sorts of roles, only they show the true human nature. This film moved me. very deep and although I did not have much of respect for Vanessa, in this film she proved herself to be a good actress. I got very moved by two songs and I've been surfing on the film site and others in order to find them. I just saw the film recently on YV and did not have the time to register the title and the artists. The first song is showing for a very short while 2 musicians and a little girl in the metro, starting to sing a wonderful (Romenian?)song. The second is when Depardieu is on the beach, at night, drinking down his pain, while the music is crying on the tape-recorder he brought with him. An italian song, I should think. Please, help me to find the right songs and their interpreters. you'll make me very happy. I was so moved. I'd love to know if the music is on Cd or if the artists have their respective CD

Friendly greetings from Claudine


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