A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, writer-director Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose stars Marion Cotillard in a blazing performance as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf. From the mean streets of the Belleville district of Paris to the dazzling limelight of New York's most famous concert halls, Piaf's life was a constant battle to sing and survive, to live and love. Raised in her grandmother's brothel, Piaf was discovered in 1935 by nightclub owner Louis Leplee (Gerard Depardieu), who persuaded her to sing despite her extreme nervousness. Piaf became one of France's immortal icons, her voice one of the indelible signatures of the 20th Century.
ActorsStarring: Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gérard Depardieu, Clotilde Courau, Jean-Pierre Martins, Catherine Allégret, Marc Barbé, Caroline Sihol, Manon Chevallier, Pauline Burlet, Elisabeth Commelin, André Penvern, Marie-Armelle Deguy, Valérie Moreau, Marc Gannot, Jean-Paul Muel, Nathalie Dorval, Caroline Raynaud, Christophe Odent, Harry Hadden-Paton, Cylia Malki, Édith Le Merdy, Denis Ménochet, Josette Ménard, Dominique Paturel, Nicholas Pritchard, William Armstrong, Aubert Fenoy, Mario Hacquard, Agathe Bodin, Olivier Cruveiller, Ashley Wanninger, Laurent Schilling, Dominique Bettenfeld, Alban Casterman, Sébastien Tavel, Nicole Dubois, Martin Janis, Eric Franquelin, Marc Chapiteau, Maureen Demidof, Pierre Peyrichout, Liliane Cebrian, Paulina Nemcova, Jean-Jacques Desplanque, Alain Figlarz, Nathalie Cox, Pierre Derenne, Emy Lévy, Olivier Raoux, Philippe Bricard, Pier Luigi Colombetti, Rodolphe Saulnier, Fabien Duval, Nicolas Simon, Jil Aigrot, Stéphane Bern
La Môme (2007) Storyline
“little sparrow” French singer Édith Piaf (Marion Cotillard) has a legendary life. Piaf childhood was displaced, she was abandoned by his mother, and then his father sent her to a brothel raised by grandmother, when the father retired from the army, she was forced taken away to live with the circus. Then Piave followed his father make a living as a performer, later become a girl singing in the bar.
Finally Piaf successfully become a charming singing star, she singing a number of popular songs. However, her emotions were frustrated, especially with the boxer Marcel (Jean-Pierre Martins). Her old age has gone from bad to worse, and finally died on liver cancer.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG-13 for substance abuse, sexual content, brief nudity, language and thematic elements
The legendary French singer, Edith Piaf’s portrayal of life. She used songs to tell herself’s destiny, the film interspersed with different experiences of life, the last part is deep moving.