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A chronicle of a group of friends in rural France in 1918. Garris and Riton live in the marshlands along the banks of the Loire river. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three... See more »

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Riton
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Garriss
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Amédée
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Pépé la Rainette
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Marie
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Jo Sardi
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Old Cri Cri
Jacques Dufilho ...
Old man
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Madame Mercier
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Félix
Élisabeth Commelin ...
Marthe (as Elisabeth Commelin)
Julie Marboeuf ...
Emilie
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Berthe
Philippe Magnan ...
Laurent
Jacques Boudet ...
Tane
Marlene Baffier ...
Cri Cri Pignol jeune
Romain Dreyfus ...
Pierrot de la ville
Jacques Chaillier ...
Pierrot du marais
Maxime Monsimier ...
Jojo
Anne Le Guernec ...
Mireille
Margot Marguerite ...
The manager
Mélanie Baxter-Jones ...
Catherine (as Melanie Baxter Jones)
Fabienne Labanda
Pierre Bianco
John Fernie
Patrick Lizana
Christian Taponard
Maggy Dussauchoy
Liana Fulga
Isabelle Sadoyan
Antoine Chouzy
Stephane Kordylas
Jean Maurel
Denis Montagnol
Henri-Edouard Osinski
Charles Tordjman
Bernard Villanueva
David-Olivier Rion

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Jean Becker

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Sébastien Japrisot ... (writer)
 
Georges Montforez ... (novel)

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Christian Fechner ... producer
Hervé Truffaut ... executive producer

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Pierre Bachelet

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Jean-Marie Dreujou

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Jacques Witta

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Miguel Bejo ... telecine dailies colorist
Isabelle Julien ... color timer
Sophie Versi ... assistant editor

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Jean-Paul Becker

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Thérèse Ripaud

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Frédérique Hurpeau
Annie Senéchal

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Sylvie de Segonzac

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Catherine Bruchon ... makeup artist
Françoise Chapuis-Asselin ... key makeup artist (as Françoise Chapuis)
Agathe Dupuis ... key hair stylist
Marie-Anne Hum ... makeup artist

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Catherine Adart ... post-production manager
Jean-Claude Bourlat ... production manager
Julien Brun ... assistant unit manager

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Sylvia Chiflet-Allegre ... assistant director
Olivier Falkowski ... assistant director
Alain Olivieri ... first assistant director

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Lionel Callari ... property master
Jean-René Coulon ... props
Gilbert Pignol ... painter
Philippe Vermeille ... construction coordinator
Valérie Vernier Ricordeau ... painter

Sound Department

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Michel Filippi ... adr supervisor
William Flageollet ... re-recording mixer
Éric LeGarçon ... assistant sound editor
Laurent Lévy ... foley artist
Nadine Muse ... sound editor
Guillaume Sciama ... sound
Brigitte Taillandier ... assistant sound

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Philippe Hubin ... special effects supervisor
Guillaume Watrinet ... special effects assistant

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Boris Abaza ... camera trainee
Eric Biglietto ... first assistant camera
Eric Bonnaire ... grip
Renaud Chassaing ... first assistant camera
Patrick de Ranter ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Hervé Denis ... electrician
Guillaume Dreujou ... second assistant camera
Patrick Gasché ... electrician
Claude Joly ... grip
Dominique Le Strat ... still photographer
Jean-Claude Reux ... gaffer

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Nathalie Garcia ... extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Agnès Evein ... key costumer
Marylin Fitoussi ... assistant costume designer

Music Department

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Quentin Bachelet ... orchestrator
Jean-Michel Bernard ... musician: piano
Thierry Crommen ... musician: harmonica
Bernard Levitte ... orchestrator
Claude Samart ... musician: banjo
Dominique Sucetti ... musician: accordion

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Marie-Noëlle Hauville ... production accountant / production administrator
Brigitte Hedou ... script supervisor
Marie Kerhoas ... production assistant

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Plot Summary

A chronicle of a group of friends in rural France in 1918. Garris and Riton live in the marshlands along the banks of the Loire river. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three unruly children. Garris lives alone with his recollections of World War I trenches. Their daily life consists of seasonal work and visits from their two pals: Tane, the local train conductor and Amédée, a dreamer and voracious reader of classics. Meanwhile, Garris is overwhelmed by an unspoken love for a housemaid in the town, Marie... Written by L.H. Wong

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Also Known As
  • The Children of the Marshland (World-wide, English title)
  • The Children of the Marshland (United Kingdom)
  • Ein Sommer auf dem Lande (Germany)
  • La fortuna de vivir (Spain)
  • Дети природы (Russia)
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  • 115 min
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Goofs When Riton's shoes get run over by the train they stay on the tracks, but Garriss picks them up from about a meter away. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #1.2 (2001). See more »
Soundtracks West End Blues See more »
Quotes Amédée: Being free, in short, is not doing nothing, but being the sole decider of what to do or what not to do.
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