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La ville est tranquille (2000)

A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a ... See full summary »

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Michèle
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Paul
Gérard Meylan ...
Gérard
Jacques Boudet ...
Paul's Father
Christine Brücher ...
Viviane Froment
Jacques Pieiller ...
Yves Froment
Pascale Roberts ...
Paul's Mother
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Fiona
Pierre Banderet ...
Claude
Alexandre Ogou ...
Abderramane
Véronique Balme ...
Ameline
Frédérique Bonnal ...
Mrs. Préférence Nationale
Jacques Germain ...
Mister National Preference
Alain Lenglet ...
Piano mover
Amar Toulé ...
Momo, Abderramane's brother
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A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life. Written by Anonymous

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17 January 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

La ciudad está tranquila  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$12,142 (USA) (26 October 2001)

Gross:

$51,987 (USA) (22 February 2002)
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Composed by Bert Berns and Jerry Ragovoy (uncredited)
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Great movie - but it's not for a fun night out..
13 September 2003 | by (Vienna, Austria) – See all my reviews

An excellent movie about real life. Desperate life stories mixed with some uplifting details. Moving and real. You shouldn't watch it, tough, if you're in a bit of a depressive mood because the uplifting moments are rather far in between. The hopelessness of heroin drug-addiction is shown very powerfully. Maybe a tick too hopeless, though... Still, even though I wasn't in the best of moods when I watched it, I did enjoy the experience quite a lot.


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