Class warfare drama aims for the heart.
FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: The first scene of Robert Guediguian’s drama has a delicate sense of irony and sets a melancholy mood. At first, I thought the movie was going to be relentlessly hard.
Far less hysterical than its themes may suggest, the predominant drama is restrained until the film’s disturbing climax.
Shortly following its opening pan of Marseilles, we witness a protest for the increase of dockers’ redundancy pay. At first, it appears The Town is Quiet will follow in the vein of Ken Loach’s social realism, but director Robert Guediguian ...
A delicate depiction of romance between two thirtysomethings, in the tradition of great French cinema.
Marius and Jeanette is set in Estaque, a suburb of Marseilles where Jeannette, Ariane Ascaride, is a single mum who works at the checkout of a supermarket trying to make ends meet for her two very bright kids, who had different fathers (one...
A superb multi-stranded film with an alarming insights and passion.
Guediguian weaves together a number of stories in the film. Firstly there`s Michelle, played by Guediguian`s wife Ariane Ascaride. She packs fish at night and comes home to her heroin addicted daughter Fiona, Julie Marie Parmentier, her...
An intriguing look at a woman\'s reluctant choice between the two great loves of her life.
Marie-Jo, Ariane Ascaride, is married to Daniel, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, a builder. They live together in Marseilles with their teenage daughter, Julie, Julie-Marie Parmentier. Marie-Jo helps Daniel with his accounts and works as a driver for the...

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