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Piaf: The Early Years (1974)

Piaf (original title)
Édith Giovanna Gassion is born in 1915. As a young girl she sings on the streets of Paris until a nightclub owner, Louis Leplée, discovers her. When he is murdered the composer Raymond Asso... See full summary »

Director:

Guy Casaril

Writers:

Marc Behm, Simone Berteaut (biography Piaf) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Brigitte Ariel Brigitte Ariel ... Edith Gassion, dite Edith Piaf
Pascale Christophe Pascale Christophe ... Momone
Guy Tréjan ... Louis Leplée
Pierre Vernier ... Raymond Asso
Jacques Duby Jacques Duby ... Julien
Anouk Ferjac ... Madeleine
Sylvie Joly Sylvie Joly ... Lulu
Yvan Varco Yvan Varco ... Félix
Michel Bedetti Michel Bedetti ... Constantini
François Dyrek François Dyrek ... Henri
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Annick Allières Annick Allières
Jacques Alric Jacques Alric
Sylvaine Charlet Sylvaine Charlet
Nicole Dale Nicole Dale
Michel Duplaix Michel Duplaix
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Édith Giovanna Gassion is born in 1915. As a young girl she sings on the streets of Paris until a nightclub owner, Louis Leplée, discovers her. When he is murdered the composer Raymond Asso takes care of her and lets her perform at the ABC theatre, which leads to her breakthrough. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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The singer, the woman, the legend

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Only the early years.
21 September 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

The English title is the best :it does read "the early years" and it is exactly that."Piaf" ,based on her half-sister Simone Berteau's absorbing book,was not a good film.Guy Casaril's direction -he had made "les novices" starring BB and Annie Girardot three years before- is anything but exciting.Only a small part of the book was transferred to the screen,which leaves the audience asking for more.We are still waiting for the movie which will do the great chanteuse justice.Lelouch's "Edith et Marcel" did not improve that much for that matter.

NB:The song "Non ,je ne regrette rien" which is heard at the end of the movie is actually one of Piaf's final songs (circa 1960),and although it's one of her unquestionable triumphs,it's not a good choice to conclude the movie .


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 April 1974 (France) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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