La vie en rose

La vie en rose

DVD - 2007 | French
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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.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : HBO Video, c2007
Edition: Extended version anamorphic format (2.351)
ISBN: 9780783156835
0783156839
Call Number: FRENCH DVD F VIE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (141 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Radharc Jun 29, 2016

Brilliant biopic about France's national treasure, chanteuse Edith Piaf. Marion Cotillard puts in an incredible performance, and it's quite easy to see how she earned an Academy Award for it. The film is structured in a non-linear series of flashback scenes that bounce from the distant past to the years at the end of Piaf's life. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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j7swiftlib
Apr 01, 2016

Brilliant.

LaEstrella Mar 03, 2016

Formidable! Fantastic film!

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lerche
Jun 29, 2015

Edith Piaf's wonderful voice and Marion Cotillard's great acting make for a fascinating film. I wish the movie had also touched on Piaf's relationships with German officers during WWII and her mentoring of Yves Montand.

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beckythecat1
May 12, 2015

a wonderful, sad film. she was amazing.

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TheSandoz
May 08, 2015

I don't see what all the fuss is about with this film- Edith Piaf was a talented singer and she had a hard life- how you manage to make a boring movie out of all this is beyond me.

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akirakato
May 07, 2015

This is a 2007 French and Canadian biographical film directed by Olivier Dahan.
It's about the life of French singer Édith Piaf.
The performance of Marion Cotillard as the heroine creates the almost lifelike and deeply emotional character of the legendary troubled singer.
It is a profoundly gripping and engaging docu-drama.

d2013 Mar 27, 2015

Edith Piaf sang from her soul. Her songs reflected her hard life throughout. Wonderful singer who is still remembered today. Numerous songs by Piaf are still used in movies. Marion Cotillard took on quite a task when she accepted this role. She did it beautifully.

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bigdoug
Feb 25, 2015

This is a great movie, even if you do not speak French. (English subtitles)

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JSSebastian
Feb 14, 2015

I must confess that I knew nothing of the life of Edith Piaf before watching this movie and perhaps if I had, I would have enjoyed it more. The none linear story often made jumps that I found confusing. I still found it a relatively engaging, if overly long, story.

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