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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 Marais, a quiet region along the banks of Loire river. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and ... 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 Marais, a quiet region along the banks of 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  »

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$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: People are not used to thinking anymore, but don't do too much of it.
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Written by Patty S. Hill, Mildred J. Hill
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Francophiles, see this movie - it's gorgeous
15 July 2000 | by (Auckland, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I found this two-hour long story of friendship absorbing and deeply satisfying. It's a feast for the eyes, and hearing the French language tumbling over you adds to the atmosphere - you can almost smell it too. The French countryside is lovely to look at and the simplicity of the main protagonists' lives is beguiling (admittedly the weather always seemed close to perfect!). It's a nostalgic, evocative look at the past with realistic, thoroughly likeable characters.


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