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Marius and Jeannette (1997)
"Marius et Jeannette" (original title)

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Marius is the keeper of an abandonned 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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ariane Ascaride ...
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
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Avec l'amitié de
Jacques Menichetti ...
Avec l'amitié de
Marie Darroussin ...
Les enfants
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Marius is the keeper of an abandonned 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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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5 December 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

DEM 97,128 (Germany) (30 January 1998)

Gross:

$284,607 (USA) (19 February 1999)
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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 Where the Heart Is (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Le beau Danube
Music by Johann Strauß (as Strauss)
Performed by Das Orchester der Wiener Volksoper (as Orchester der Wiener Volksoper)
(Sonimage)
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Real Life love, not Hollywood Syrup
5 March 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is how life should be portrayed. Those raised on a diet of Hollywood love stories where everyone has a new car, large house and unfeasibly white teeth will find this slice of Gallic realism a bit overpowering. Those of us who prefer our cinema with a bit of bite can appreciate the predicament the two leading characters are in and we can rally for them. A honest heartwarming film that moves at a slow pace (but then who meets a girl, falls in love, befriends her children and lives happily ever after in 97 minutes. I was lucky enough to buy this as a withdrawn VHS from my local library and I prize it as one of the 'top drawer' films in my film collection.


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