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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
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Paul's Father
Christine Brücher ...
Viviane Froment
Jacques Pieiller ...
Yves Froment
Pascale Roberts ...
Paul's Mother
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Fiona
Pierre Banderet ...
Claude
Alex Ogou ...
Abderramane (as Alexandre Ogou)
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)  »

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

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$51,987 (USA) (22 February 2002)
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"Magnolia" French style
18 May 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"The Town is Quiet" is a plaintive and somber look at the lives of several ordinary people who by choice or by chance find extraordinary solutions to their ordinary problems. Set in Marseilles, this typically fatalistic French flick weaves an austere story around loosely interconnected characters including a taxi driver, a fish packer, a bar owner, a drug addicted mother, etc. as it takes on issues from drugs to politics to assassination...etc. sans the tinsel and sensationalism of the usual Hollywood fare. Not likely to have broad appeal, this 2+ hour long subtitled film will be most appreciated by realists with a taste for French cinema. (B)


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