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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:

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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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Soundtracks

Il pleut sur Marseille
Lyrics by Jean-Louis Milesi (as Milesi)
Music by Jacques Menichetti (as Menichetti)
(AGAT Blues)
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Misfits are just fine
20 September 1998 | by pluisSee all my reviews

Robert Guédiguian, director of the film Marius et Jeannette, loves the working class people. I have no quarrel with that. On the other hand, being a socialist director doesn't guarantee a movie that has much artistical merit. The message is loud and clear: working class people are happier than the guys with all the money, because their emotional lives are purer and not spoiled by capitalist values. The problem with this kind of film is that people who adhere to democratic values need not be taught this stuff at such a childish - and sometimes downright stupid - level, while the capitalist viewer sees a conformation of his prejudice that a "communist" director has neither the intelligence nor the good taste to make a film about the working class that is worth spending his costly time on. Guédiguian's intentions are admirable, the result is hard to take seriously.


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