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Marius and Jeannette (1997)

Marius et Jeannette (original title)
Marius is the keeper of an abandoned cement works staying high above the quarter of l'Estaque in Marseilles. Jeannette is bringing up her two children alone with her poor checkout operator ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Guédiguian

Writers:

Jean-Louis Milesi (scenario and dialogue), Robert Guédiguian (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ariane Ascaride ... Jeannette
Gérard Meylan ... Marius
Pascale Roberts ... Caroline
Jacques Boudet Jacques Boudet ... Justin
Frédérique Bonnal Frédérique Bonnal ... Monique
Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Dédé
Laetitia Pesenti Laetitia Pesenti ... Magali, Jeannette's Daughter
Miloud Nacer Miloud Nacer ... Malek, Jeannette's son
Pierre Banderet Pierre Banderet ... Monsieur Ebrard
Monique Meylan Monique Meylan ... Avec l'amitié de
Michèle Camizuli Bonneveau Michèle Camizuli Bonneveau ... Avec l'amitié de (as Michèle Camizuli)
Marc Bordure Marc Bordure ... Avec l'amitié de
Blanche Guichou ... Avec l'amitié de
Jacques Menichetti Jacques Menichetti ... Avec l'amitié de
Marie Darroussin Marie Darroussin ... Les enfants
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Storyline

Marius is the keeper of an abandoned cement works staying high above the quarter of l'Estaque in Marseilles. Jeannette is bringing up her two children alone with her poor checkout operator salary. Their meeting won't be without trouble, since besides material difficulties, both of them are wounded by life. They have to learn how to be happy again. Written by Gregoire Dubost <Gregoire.Dubost@polytechnique.fr>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marius and Jeannette See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$76,711, 12 December 1997

Gross USA:

$284,607, 21 February 1999
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Goofs

When Jeanette is at Marius's place, they remove the foil wrap from a bottle of Pastis on the outside table. Then they get inside and we see the bottle fully wrapped on the table by the window. See more »

Quotes

Jeannette: Old people should be shot at birth.
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Connections

Followed by À l'attaque! (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Il pleut sur Marseille
Lyrics by Jean-Louis Milesi (as Milesi)
Music by Jacques Menichetti (as Menichetti)
(AGAT Blues)
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A pleasant but unremarkable movie
31 May 2012 | by richard-1787See all my reviews

I'm not sure why this movie garnered such hostile reviews on here. I gather it was assigned in some class and that the students did not like it. I also gather that it was presented with a Marxist perspective, which is unfortunate.

This movie doesn't have much in the way of social commentary. It is the unremarkable story of a group of individuals in a poor neighborhood in Marseilles. They are all basically likable, which works for awhile. By the second half of the movie, though, there don't seem to be enough ideas to justify going on. The ending seems like a made-for-TV movie.

Not a movie worth going out of your way for. Pleasant, but, I suspect, at least for me, almost instantly forgettable.


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