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Tous les matins du monde (1991)

It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into... See full summary »

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Alain Corneau

Writers:

Pascal Quignard (based on the novel by), Alain Corneau (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Monsieur de Sainte Colombe
Gérard Depardieu ... Marin Marais
Anne Brochet ... Madeleine
Guillaume Depardieu ... Young Marin Marais
Carole Richert Carole Richert ... Toinette
Michel Bouquet ... Baugin
Jean-Claude Dreyfus ... Abbe Mathieu
Yves Gasc Yves Gasc ... Caignet
Yves Lambrecht Yves Lambrecht ... Charbonnières
Jean-Marie Poirier Jean-Marie Poirier ... Monsieur de Bures
Myriam Boyer Myriam Boyer ... Guignotte
Violaine Lacroix Violaine Lacroix ... Young Madeleine
Nadège Teron Nadège Teron ... Young Toinette
Caroline Silhol Caroline Silhol ... Mme. de Sainte Colombe (as Caroline Sihol)
Philippe Duclos ... Brunet (voice)
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It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into which he moves to dedicate his life to music and his two young daughters Madeleine and Toinette, avoiding the outside world. Rumor about him and his music is widespread, and even reaches to the court of Louis XIV, who wants him at his court in Lully's orchestra, but Monsieur de Sainte Colombe refuses. One day a young man, Marin Marais, comes to see him with a request, he wants to be taught how to play the viola. Written by Daniel Bjoerkman <Daniel.Bjoerkman@p16.lurivax.ct.se>

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 December 1991 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

All the Mornings of the World See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,089,497
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Goofs

Throughout the film the music-making is very poorly mimed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[in French, using English subtitles]
Musician: Open your mouth so we can hear you. I can't follow you. You're not listening. You're going too fast. Let's start over with the first notes of the song. Stop! The Master has signalled. The Master would speak. Speak, Master.
Marin Marais: Each note should end dying.
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Connections

Referenced in England, My England (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Les pleurs
Music by Sainte-Colombe
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Relaxed pacing and beautifully scored!
9 November 1999 | by Anonymous-2See all my reviews

It's as futile to lump 'Amadeus', 'My Brother Vincent', 'Immortal Beloved', and 'Tous les matins du monde' together as it is to indiscriminately group all films about crime or all sci-fi flicks. So with pretentious generalizations on "art films" out of the way, I'd like to point out that 'Tous les matins' masters the art of pacing in a film. The story unravels in a process like the blooming of a flower -- consistent, organic, and fascinating, albeit a shade slow.

Secondly, any renaissance/baroque music fans should see this film merely for its delightful scoring. Though early European music may be an acquired taste, "Tous les matins" presents the viola de gamba in all its expressive glory, foreshadowing works like Bach's well-known cello suites. If the quasi-deep attempts to address the definition of music bother you (as they occasionally bothered me), the complementation of the music and the film's pacing will captivate you nonetheless.

And offhand, fans of Julian Sands (especially in 'Impromptu')will get a kick out of comparing him to Guillaume Depardieu as the young Marin Marais...;)


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