"Marius" takes place in Marseilles' Old Port, at the La Marine Bar, owned by César and his son Marius. Marius' biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad's bar and to... See full summary »
"Fanny" is the second part of the "Marseille trilogy", made by Marcel Pagnol with the generic name of "Marius, Fanny and César". Fanny falls in love and is abandoned by Marius. Now she ... See full summary »
Honoré Panisse is dying, cheerfully, with friends, wife, and son at his side. He confesses to the priest in front of his friends; he insists that the doctor be truthful. But, he cannot ... See full summary »
Marius has left, signed up for a five year hitch on a ship bound for the Indian Ocean. In his few letters to his father César, he hardly mentions Fanny. When she finds she is pregnant, she ... See full summary »
César runs a bar along Marseilles' port, assisted by his 23 year old son, Marius. Colorful characters abound: M. Panisse, an aging widower and prosperous sail maker; Honorine, a fishmonger ... See full summary »
This Trilogy is a complete disgrace. Some people in France have absolutely no understanding of what should not be adapted. The Pagnol's original trilogy is one of the best trilogy of all time. He managed to capture moments of life in Marseille like no other and his dialogs are still so entertaining. What is the point of shooting these sequences again, with costumes and modern acting (nice way of saying that Roger Hanin is a joke in this film).
What strikes me is the fact that such a project could have been financed. This is dangerous because they are destroying a classic by leaving such mediocrity to the young ones.
I noticed that Nicolas Ribowski didn't do much after this trilogy. For the greater good. This is a director who thought he liked Pagnol, but in fact tried to stole his notoriety and failed miserably in doing so.
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