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Edith and Marcel (1983)

Édith et Marcel (original title)
The world's most popular entertainer and Europe's greatest boxer: the film puts the love affair of these two national heroes against a backdrop of the end of World War II, hotel suites in ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Lelouch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Evelyne Bouix Evelyne Bouix ... Edith Piaf / Margot de Villedieu
Jacques Villeret ... Jacques Barbier
Francis Huster ... Francis Roman
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Loulou Barrier
Marcel Cerdan Jr. Marcel Cerdan Jr. ... Marcel Cerdan
Jean Bouise ... Lucien Roupp
Charles Gérard Charles Gérard ... Charlot
Charlotte de Turckheim ... Ginou
Micky Sébastian ... Marinette Cerdan
Maurice Garrel ... Margot's Father
Ginette Garcin ... Guite
Philippe Khorsand ... Jo Longman
Jany Gastaldi Jany Gastaldi ... Momone
Candice Patou Candice Patou ... Margot's Sister
Tanya Lopert ... English Teacher
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Storyline

The world's most popular entertainer and Europe's greatest boxer: the film puts the love affair of these two national heroes against a backdrop of the end of World War II, hotel suites in New York, transatlantic plane flights, Cerdan's loss of the world middleweight title to Jake Lamotta, and Piaf's gift for tragic love songs. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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In 1960, when shooting his first movie in Paris, as a car was in the way, Lelouch wanted to ask the driver to move it a few meters further. The only person in the car was Edith Piaf, in the backseat, waiting for her driver. As he was a great admirer of both Marcel Cerdan and Edith Piaf, she took a few minutes to tell him how she and Marcel Cerdan met. Edith Piaf then told Lelouch that if he was a movie director, that story would be a gift from her. And he shot Edith and Marcel. See more »

Alternate Versions

The video version released by Connoisseur Video (under the Cinematheque Collection banner) runs 140 minutes. The full-length French version runs 170 minutes. See more »

Soundtracks

L'Effet qu'tu m'Fais
Music by Marc Heyral
Lyrics by Édith Piaf
Performed by Édith Piaf
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Pretty bad
21 April 2002 | by trpdeanSee all my reviews

This is pretty much the style of TV movie adaptations of Danielle Steele's books.

It's pretty awful. You will also see the poorest shots of boxing you will ever see - gently place the glove against the man's face, slowly move the face by gently extending the gloved hand...

You will also be somewhat sickened by: a) camera circling, and b) drumbeat accompaniment to camera circling.

All that said, it is about as entertaining as Danielle Steel - so if you're in that mood, go ahead, but you'll KNOW instantly this is BAD!


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 April 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Edith and Marcel See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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