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La Vie en Rose (2007)

La môme (original title)
PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music | 20 July 2007 (USA)
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Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy.

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Olivier Dahan
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 45 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marion Cotillard ... Edith Piaf
Sylvie Testud ... Mômone
Pascal Greggory Pascal Greggory ... Louis Barrier
Emmanuelle Seigner ... Titine
Jean-Paul Rouve ... Louis Gassion
Gérard Depardieu ... Louis Leplée
Clotilde Courau ... Anetta
Jean-Pierre Martins ... Marcel Cerdan
Catherine Allégret ... Louise
Marc Barbé Marc Barbé ... Raymond Asso
Caroline Silhol Caroline Silhol ... Marlene Dietrich
Manon Chevallier Manon Chevallier ... Edith - 5 years old
Pauline Burlet ... Edith - 10 years old
Élisabeth Commelin Élisabeth Commelin ... Danielle Bonel (as Elisabeth Commelin)
Marc Gannot Marc Gannot ... Marc Bonel
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Storyline

An un-chronological look at the life of the Little Sparrow, Édith Piaf (1915-1963). Her mother is an alcoholic street singer, her father a circus performer, her paternal grandmother a madam. During childhood she lives with each of them. At 20, she's a street singer discovered by a club owner who's soon murdered, coached by a musician who brings her to concert halls, and then quickly famous. Constant companions are alcohol and heartache. The tragedies of her love affair with Marcel Cerdan and the death of her only child belie the words of one of her signature songs, "Non, je ne regrette rien." The back and forth nature of the narrative suggests the patterns of memory and association. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The extraordinary life of Edith Piaf See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for substance abuse, sexual content, brief nudity, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | UK | Czech Republic

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

20 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La Vie en Rose See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£205,659 (United Kingdom), 22 June 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$179,848, 10 June 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,301,706

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,613,761
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In Christopher Nolan's "Inception" the song "Non, Je ne regrette rien" is used in the movie as a trigger song; Marion Cotillard, who plays Edith Piaf in this movie also plays the role of "Mal" in Inception See more »

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Just before the scene where Edith drives a convertible, a caption reads "California, August 1955." The car is a 1956 Chevrolet, which was introduced in November 1955. See more »

Quotes

Edith Piaf: Americans want beauties, not me. I'm not the Parisian bombshell they expected. Can you see me as a chorus girl? Where's my feather up the ass? They think I'm sad, they're dumb. I don't connect to them.
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Referenced in Mon clown (2008) See more »

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Fascination
Music by Fermo Dante Marchetti
Lyrics by Maurice de Féraudy
Performed by Maya Barsony
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Awesome Biography of a French Icon
15 August 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Yesterday I received an e-mail from a friend with highlights of the biography of Edith Piaf and I finally decided to watch "La Môme". This awesome film presents, in a non-chronological sequence, the sad biography of this French icon from her childhood to her death. Marion Cotillard is the perfect personification of the singer and really deserved the Oscar of Best Actress in 2008. The cinematography, art direction, sets, costumes and soundtrack are stunning. However the story fails exactly in the passions of Edith Piaf – her affairs with Yves Montand, Marlene Dietrich, Jacques Pills, Charles Aznavour, Georges Moustaki and the most important, her marriage with the Greek hairdresser Théo Sarapo (Theophanis Lamboukas) are totally omitted. Last but not the least, in accordance with the legend, Théo Sarapo that was twenty years younger than Edith inherited her debts and would have committed suicide after paying them. He was buried beside Edith and her daughter Marcelle in Paris. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Piaf – Um Hino ao Amor" ("Paif – A Hymn to Love")


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