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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

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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Marius and Jeannette  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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 À la place du coeur (1998) 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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Love in Marseilles amongst the ruins...
7 November 1998 | by (las vegas) – See all my reviews

This movie is for those who want to believe that life can be pleasant even if one is a broke divorced unemployed mother of two without prospects as long as one believes. In this case the requisite belief is not in god or in life everlasting but in love & some communitarian evolution of romanticized communism. Our once deserted and once widowed unemployed heroine finds love amongst the deconstructing ruins of a cement factory with its emotionally and "physically" crippled security guard. The film is not unrelieved tendentious reality though the only action is a rather bloody bar room brawl from which the protagonists escape drunk but without injury. The one great myth that deserves debunking is that a dozen people in a third of a dozen seperate households can live cheek by jowl in a fading tenement, sharing all intimacies and still like each other. I was somewhat mean in giving it a 6 but it sure isn't worth the 8.7 average rating that prompted me to see it. The French must have different eyes.


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