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Marius and Jeannette (1997)

Marius et Jeannette (original title)
Marius is the keeper of an abandoned cement works staying high above the quarter of l'Estaque in Marseilles. Jeannette is bringing up her two children alone with her poor checkout operator ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jeannette
Gérard Meylan ...
Marius
Pascale Roberts ...
Caroline
Jacques Boudet ...
Justin
Frédérique Bonnal ...
Monique
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Dédé
Laetitia Pesenti ...
Magali, Jeannette's Daughter
Miloud Nacer ...
Malek, Jeannette's son
Pierre Banderet ...
Monsieur Ebrard
Monique Meylan ...
Avec l'amitié de
Michèle Camizuli Bonneveau ...
Avec l'amitié de (as Michèle Camizuli)
Marc Bordure ...
Avec l'amitié de
...
Avec l'amitié de
Jacques Menichetti ...
Avec l'amitié de
Marie Darroussin ...
Les enfants
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Storyline

Marius is the keeper of an abandoned cement works staying high above the quarter of l'Estaque in Marseilles. Jeannette is bringing up her two children alone with her poor checkout operator salary. Their meeting won't be without trouble, since besides material difficulties, both of them are wounded by life. They have to learn how to be happy again. Written by Gregoire Dubost <Gregoire.Dubost@polytechnique.fr>

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5 December 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$76,711 (USA) (12 December 1997)

Gross:

$284,607 (USA) (19 February 1999)
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Did You Know?

Goofs

When Jeanette is at Marius's place, they remove the foil wrap from a bottle of Pastis on the outside table. Then they get inside and we see the bottle fully wrapped on the table by the window. See more »

Quotes

Jeannette: Old people should be shot at birth.
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Connections

Followed by À l'attaque! (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

O' Sole mio !
Written by Eduardo Di Capua, Alfredo Mazzucchi (as Emmanuele Alfredo Mazzucchi),
Giovanni Capurro
Arranged by Giancarlo Chiaramello (as G. Chiaramello)
Performed by Luciano Pavarotti (as L. Pavarotti) with le National Philhamonic Orchestra
Conducted by Giancarlo Chiaramello (as G. Chiaramello)
© 1989 Editions BIDERI / Editions SALABERT
(p) 1979 DECCA RECORDS COMPANY LTD
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Polygram Projets Spéciaux
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not hating it at the end of the hsc
27 September 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It is a real achievement when you don't hate a film after studying it for your HSC. You watch it numerous times over and over without a break, and of course evermore it will remind you of the hellish end to high school. however Marius et Jeannette is a truly fabulous film and i have yet to find anyone who does not like it. the setting is so completely different to the north shore of Sydney, it ads an enchanting aspect to the film which is a real fairy tale for adults. any fan of french cinema (and just great movies in general) is sure to love this film, destined to become a classic. the small community of l'estaque and the even closer community of Jeannette and her neighbours is a perfect setting for a sweet love story.


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