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The Children of the Marshland (1999)
"Les enfants du marais" (original title)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  3 March 1999 (France)
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A chronicle of a group of friends in rural France in 1918. Garris and Riton live in the marshlands along the banks of the Loire river. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Villeret ...
Riton
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Garriss
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Amédée
Michel Serrault ...
Pépé la Rainette
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Marie
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Jo Sardi
Suzanne Flon ...
Old Cri Cri
Jacques Dufilho ...
Old man
Gisèle Casadesus ...
Madame Mercier
...
Felix
Elisabeth Commelin ...
Marthe
Julie Marboeuf ...
Emilie
Jenny Clève ...
Berthe
Philippe Magnan ...
Laurent
Jacques Boudet ...
Tane
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A chronicle of a group of friends in rural France in 1918. Garris and Riton live in the marshlands along the banks of the Loire river. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three unruly children. Garris lives alone with his recollections of World War I trenches. Their daily life consists of seasonal work and visits from their two pals: Tane, the local train conductor and Amédée, a dreamer and voracious reader of classics. Meanwhile, Garris is overwhelmed by an unspoken love for a housemaid in the town, Marie... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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3 March 1999 (France)  »

Also Known As:

La fortuna de vivir  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$47,140 (USA) (1 October 1999)

Gross:

$324,006 (USA) (5 November 1999)
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Goofs

When Riton's shoes get run over by the train they stay on the tracks, but Garriss picks them up from about a meter away. See more »

Quotes

Amédée: Being free, in short, is not doing nothing, but being the sole decider of what to do or what not to do.
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Featured in Strawberry on the Shortcake: Episode #1.2 (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Les Patineurs (The Skaters) Valse, Op. 183
Composed by Emil Waldteufel
Performed by The Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Alfred Walter
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A sunday movie
21 February 2004 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is a movie I would recomend for a boring sunday afternoon when you're feeling a bit blue and you're trying to evade thoughts of the outside world.

The scenery is beautiful and the word that comes to mind when I think of the message of the movie is - compassion. It's a low key story about fríendship and it really brightened my boring sunday afternoon.


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