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La Vie en Rose (2007)
"La môme" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music  |  20 July 2007 (USA)
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The life story of singer Édith Piaf.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pascal Greggory ...
Catherine Allégret ...
Marc Barbé ...
Caroline Sihol ...
Marlene Dietrich (as Caroline Silhol)
Manon Chevallier ...
Edith - 5 years old
Edith - 10 years old
Elisabeth Commelin ...
Marc Gannot ...


An un-chronological look at the life of the Little Sparrow, Édith Piaf (1915-1963). Her mother is an alcoholic street singer, her father a circus performer, her paternal grandmother a madam. During childhood she lives with each of them. At 20, she's a street singer discovered by a club owner who's soon murdered, coached by a musician who brings her to concert halls, and then quickly famous. Constant companions are alcohol and heartache. The tragedies of her love affair with Marcel Cerdan and the death of her only child belie the words of one of her signature songs, "Non, je ne regrette rien." The back and forth nature of the narrative suggests the patterns of memory and association. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The extraordinary life of Edith Piaf See more »


Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for substance abuse, sexual content, brief nudity, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La Vie en Rose  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$179,848 (USA) (8 June 2007)


$10,299,782 (USA) (4 April 2008)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


To help portray Édith Piaf, Marion Cotillard shaved back her hairline and shaved off her eyebrows, which were later penciled in, to better resemble the singer. See more »


Just before the scene where a young soldier plays a song for Edith in her apartment, a supertitle reads "February 1940." The magazine "Paris Match" is on the coffee table. Paris Match was founded in 1949. See more »


Edith Piaf: I can't? Then what's the point of being Edith Piaf?
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Referenced in Family Guy: Forget-Me-Not (2012) See more »


L'Hymne à l'amour
Composed by Marguerite Monnot
Lyrics by Édith Piaf
Performed by Édith Piaf
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I've just seen it
8 February 2007 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I've just seen that movie tonight on a private screening. This is really a great film, very moving. The directing is original and really not academic. All the cast is incredible and Marion Cotillard IS Edith Piaf... I can't find words to express what is more to me than a great job. I couldn't believe that the film lasted 140 minutes, I thought I was there just for an half an hour. That maybe the only bad point: Piaf's life was so rich that maybe you want to know more about it and wish that the film was longer, but at least it would have been a mini-series.

Just run and watch it as soon as possible! Sorry if my English isn't good enough to express all the good feelings I have for that film.

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