Title:
Format:
DVD, Videorecording, Projected Medium, Visual Materials
Edition:
[DVD] Extended version.
Publisher, Date:
[New York, NY] : HBO Video, c2007.
Description:
1 videodisc (141 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A dramatic retelling of the life of Edith Piaf, considered one of the great performers of France. Raised in a brothel, taken to work in a circus by her father, and eventually abandoned by her parents, she spent her teen years on the streets. Eventually "rescued" by a crime figure who gives her career a start, she makes her way to international success, despite recurring frailty, illness, wild moods, drug and alcohol problems.
Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for substance abuse, sexual content, brief nudity, language and thematic elements.
System details:
DVD; region 1; anamorphic format (2.35:1). Dolby 5.1.
Cast:
Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gérard Depardieu, Clotilde Courau, Jean-Pierre Martins, Catherine Allégret, Marc Barbé.
Credits:
Director of photography, Tetsuo Nagata ; editor, Richard Marizy ; music, Christopher Gunning ; costumes, Marit Allen ; production designer, Olivier Raoux.
Language:
In French, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned in English.
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Other title:
Alternate title from IMDb: Môme
English subtitle on disc label: Extraordinary life of Édith Piaf
Notes:
Special feature: "Stepping into character", with behind-the-scenes character development sequences for the film, including interviews with Dahan and Cotillard and footage of Piaf in performance (7 min).
  
ISBN:
0783156839
9780783156835
Publisher Number:
94412
Other Number:
166931104
Control Number:
2020739
  
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Writer/director Olivier Dahan (Crimson Rivers II) helmed La Vie en Rose, the screen biopic of tragic French songstress Edith Piaf. Marion Cotillard portrays Piaf, the superstar once raised as a young girl by her grandmother in a Normandy bordello, then discovered on a French street corner -- as a complete unknown -- by cabaret proprietor Louis Leplée (Gérard Depardieu). The film segues breezily between various episodes from Piaf's life -- such as her lover, French boxer Marcel Cerdan's (Jean-Pierre Martins) championship bout in mid-'40s New York; her period in Hollywood during the '50s; Piaf's abandonment as a young girl by her contortionist father (and earlier by her mother, a street singer); her brushes with the law as an adult; and her 1951 car accident and subsequent morphine addiction that caused her to age well beyond her years and left her barely mobile; and, through it all, her ability (like Billie Holiday) to funnel personal tragedy and emotional struggles into her vocalizations -- dazzling audiences in the process. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
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