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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
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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)

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$324,006 (USA) (5 November 1999)
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At one point,there is a yellow letterbox in the background . Letterboxes were not yellow in France before the Sixties. 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 »

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Perfect !
20 October 2002 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

"Les enfants du Marais" is one of the best movies I've ever seen! The scenario is beautiful and moving. It is such a poignant story of friendship! At the end of it, we feel really peaceful. Those who love sex and violence will hate ! :-)


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