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Fanny (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 18 July 2014 (USA)
"Fanny" is the second part of the "Marseille trilogy", made by Marcel Pagnol with the generic name of "Marius, Fanny and César". Fanny falls in love and is abandoned by Marius. Now she ... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Auteuil

Writers:

Marcel Pagnol (play), Daniel Auteuil (adaptation)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Auteuil ... César
Victoire Bélézy ... Fanny
Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Panisse
Raphaël Personnaz ... Marius
Marie-Anne Chazel ... Honorine
Nicolas Vaude Nicolas Vaude ... M. Brun
Daniel Russo ... Escartefigue
Ariane Ascaride ... Claudine
Jean-Louis Barcelona Jean-Louis Barcelona ... Frisepoulet
Georges Neri Georges Neri ... Elzéar
Martine Diotalevi Martine Diotalevi ... Madame Escartefigue
Roger Souza Roger Souza ... Le commis
Bernard Larmande Bernard Larmande ... Le docteur
Michèle Granier Michèle Granier ... Anaïs
Aline Choisi Aline Choisi ... Rosaline
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"Fanny" is the second part of the "Marseille trilogy", made by Marcel Pagnol with the generic name of "Marius, Fanny and César". Fanny falls in love and is abandoned by Marius. Now she discovers she is pregnant. Her mother and Marius's father, César, persuade her to accept the romantic advances of a much older man. To save face, Fanny accepts to marry Honoré Panisse, a rich merchant of the Vieux Port, 30 years her senior who will recognize her son. Written by Jim Ekas

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Certificate:

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Trivia

Released in cinemas the exact same day as its prequel Marius (2013). This unusual strategy has been cited as a reason the two films underperformed. See more »

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Version of Fanny (1932) See more »

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Short and Sweet...
19 December 2014 | by realtybytes-1See all my reviews

I have always loved the 1961 version, and felt it was masterfully performed by all of the main characters. It also helped that it was filmed in English, as I do not speak French.

This version had none of the slapstick humor of the '61 film, nor any of the anecdotal humor. In a very real way, this is a completely different film. It focuses on the tormented agony of the primary characters. The acting for this approach was nothing short of stellar. I stopped what I was doing so I could pay close attention to the subtitles; this enabled me to also concentrate on the actors' movements and facial expressions. I found myself tearing up along with Fanny.

Bottom line: I will still love the Leslie Caron version for what it is, and equally love this one for what IT is.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,872, 27 July 2014

Gross USA:

$8,735

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$371,657
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