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Director:
Writers:
Jean-Louis Milesi (scenario and dialogue) &
Robert Guédiguian (scenario and dialogue)
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Release Date:
17 January 2001 (France) See more »
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Plot:
A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Anticapitalism and Drama See more (19 total) »

Cast

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Ariane Ascaride ... Michèle

Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Paul
Gérard Meylan ... Gérard
Jacques Boudet ... Paul's Father
Christine Brücher ... Viviane Froment
Jacques Pieiller ... Yves Froment
Pascale Roberts ... Paul's Mother

Julie-Marie Parmentier ... 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
Danielle Stefan ... Prostitute
Yann Trégouët ... Young man who provokes Gérard
Farid Ziane ... Farid
Philippe Leroy ... René (participation) (as Philippe Leroy-Beaulieu)
Julien Sevan Papazian ... Young pianist
Emilie Angélini ... Baby 1
Margaux Tartour ... Baby 2
Noé Tellier ... Baby 3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Barris
Patrick Bonnel
Florence Janas
Franck Libert
Fouad Maaskri (as Fouad Masskri)
Maryline Nobili (as Marylin Nobili)
Joan Titus
Christiane Conil ... (uncredited)
Alexandra Langeron ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Guédiguian 
 
Writing credits
Jean-Louis Milesi (scenario and dialogue) &
Robert Guédiguian (scenario and dialogue)

Produced by
Bruno Ghariani .... executive producer
Robert Guédiguian .... producer
Michel Saint-Jean .... producer
Gilles Sandoz .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Bernard Cavalié 
 
Film Editing by
Bernard Sasia 
 
Production Design by
Michel Vandestien 
 
Costume Design by
Catherine Keller 
 
Makeup Department
Mayté Alonso .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Richard Allieu .... assistant production manager
Bruno Ghariani .... unit manager
Stephane Guarese .... post-production supervisor
Malek Hamzaoui .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carole Guenot .... assistant director
Jacques Reboud .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Loys Cappatti .... assistant decorator
Karim Hamzaoui .... assistant decorator
Olivier Pace .... assistant decorator
 
Sound Department
Nicolas Becker .... sound effects editor
Vincent Commaret .... sound editor
François Domerc .... boom operator
Laurent Lafran .... sound
Gérard Lamps .... sound re-recording mixer
Williams Schmit .... adr mixer
Williams Schmit .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
Pierre Olivier Persin .... special effects
Philippe van Herwijnen .... special effects
 
Stunts
Catherine Mourlon .... stunts
Patrick Sendjakedine .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Laurent Didier .... electrician
Mathilde Jaffre .... assistant camera
Marianne Lamour .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chantal Castelli .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Pascale Alibert .... trainee assistant editor
Valérie Meffre .... assistant editor
Lise Roure .... conforming editor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La ville est tranquille" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
133 min | Italy:143 min | Argentina:136 min
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Anticapitalism and Drama, 10 May 2002
Author: stensson from Stockholm, Sweden

One is used to British director's Leach and Loach concerning furious films about the working class, but Robert Guédiguian beats them. Not that his fury is lesser, but it's more quiet and therefore maybe more effective. This is about Marseille working class, drawn down in every aspect because of the globalization and a capitalism which is stronger and more destructive than for many decades. Even the conventional left-wing politicians seem to have abdicated completely and that is why Le Pen is very popular among these people. If you see this movie you indeed might understand why.

Beside the critic of capitalism and especially it's maybe most disgusting form, the drug trade, there is also drama here. You get really engaged in ten people's life and the people are not uncomplicated, "although" they are working class. The acting is marvelous, especially from Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Gérard Meylan.

See this one. It's almost a masterpiece

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