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Where the Heart Is (1998)
"À la place du coeur" (original title)

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Clementine, detta Clim, e Bébé, immigrato di colore adottato da una famiglia francese, sono cresciuti insieme, fin da bambini, in un quartiere proletario di Marsiglia. Oggi Bébé ha diciotto... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ariane Ascaride ...
Marianne Patché
Christine Brücher ...
Francine Lopez
Joël Patché
Gérard Meylan ...
Franck Lopez
Alexandre Ogou ...
Francois 'Bebe' Lopez
Laure Raoust ...
Clémentine 'Clem' Patché
Véronique Balme ...
Sophie Patché
Pierre Banderet ...
Mr. d'Assas
Patrick Bonnel ...
Djamal Bouanane ...
Jacques Boudet ...
Monsieur Lévy
Guillaume Cantillon ...
Daniel Corti
Jean-Jérôme Esposito ...
Le Gringalet
Marius Grygielewicz ...
Piet Radic
Aurore Mensah ...


Clementine, detta Clim, e Bébé, immigrato di colore adottato da una famiglia francese, sono cresciuti insieme, fin da bambini, in un quartiere proletario di Marsiglia. Oggi Bébé ha diciotto anni e Clim sedici e sono innamorati. Entrambi sono figli di operai e, per giunta, lei è incinta. Situazione che viene accolta con sorpresa, ma anche con gioia dalle rispettive famiglie. Un brutto giorno, Bébé viene ingiustamente accusato di stupro da un poliziotto razzista che lo vuole incastrare e viene arrestato. A questo punto scatta la solidarietà delle famiglie dei due ragazzi che si prodigano per dimostrare la infondatezza dell'accusa (la madre di lei si reca a Sarajevo per parlare con la donna stuprata, che, in realtà, non è certa dell'identità del maniaco). Alla fine il ragazzo è scagionato dall'infamante accusa e potrà accogliere insieme a Clim ed ai congiunti il figlio che sta per arrivare. Written by rosebud6

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9 December 1998 (France)  »

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A delightful mélange of charm, wisdom and romance.
29 November 1999 | by (Belfast, NI) – See all my reviews

Admirers of 'Marius & Jeannette' will not be disappointed by Guédiguian's latest film. This is arguably the finest 'Europeanisation' of an American novel of recent years. The film treats inter-racial relationships and racism in a totally natural and unforced way that brings out human values in a manner reminiscent of Renoir and a style reminiscent of Bresson(no qualitative comparison implied).

The easily followed flashback structure provides a near-perfect dramatic curve to a highly believable plot. And cementing it all together is the brilliant choice of well-known Liszt Nocturnes as music that is used in a totally unclichéd way.

Further evidence that the much-publicised reports of the death of the French cinema are greatly exaggerated.

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