Rent La Vie En Rose (2007)

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2h 14min
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Synopsis:
From the slums of Paris to the Limelight of New York, Edith Piaf's (Marion Cotillard) life was a battle to sing and survive, live and love. Raised in poverty, Edith's magical voice and her passionate romances and friendships with the greatest names of the period - Yves Montand, Jean Cocteau, Charles Aznavour, Marlene Dietrich, Marcel Cerdan and others - made her a star all around the world. But in her audacious attempt to tame her tragic destiny, the Little Sparrow - her nickname - flew so high she could not fail to burn her wings.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Alain Goldman
Voiced By:
Jean-Luc Julien, Anika Julien
Writers:
Isabelle Sobelman, Olivier Dahan
Others:
Christopher Gunning, Jan Archibald, Didier Lavergne, Olivier Raoux, Stanislas Reydellet, Marit Allen, Laurent Zeilig, Pascal Villard, Jean-Paul Hurier, Marc Doisne
Aka:
La môme
Studio:
Icon
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Music & Musicals
Countries:
France, Top 100 Films, Classics, Drama, Music & Musicals
Awards:

2008 BAFTA Best Actress

2008 BAFTA Make-Up And Hair

2008 BAFTA Best Music

2008 BAFTA Best Costumes

2008 Oscar Best Actress

2008 Oscar Best Makeup and Hairstyling

BBFC:
Release Date:
26/11/2008
Run Time:
134 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • 7 Deleted Scenes
  • 3 Featurettes: The Making Of, Edith Piaf in New York, Edith Piaf "That Object of Desire"
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes special features
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/12/2008
Run Time:
140 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (4) of La Vie En Rose

An outstanding performance - La Vie En Rose review by EW

Spoiler Alert
06/08/2009

I had put off getting this film out because I wasn't really into Edith Piaf as her style of singing isn't really my cup of tea. However, the film was gripping from the start, beautifully shot and the tragedy of her life story is more dramatic than any made up story could be.

Marion Cotillard's performance is nothing less than stunning and she was rightly an Oscar winner - it makes Kate's performance of an old lady in The Reader look very thin.

An original, and another example of European film making showing a class that American Block Busters just can't buy.

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

One of them films - La Vie En Rose review by PT

Spoiler Alert
07/06/2017

Having recently seen the film Rust and Bone and consequently being blown away by Marion Colltiard's talent I finally decided to watch this film. There are certain films that we are just not drawn to for whatever reason, this being one of them films for me.

OMG, how wrong was I, this performance by Cotillard will be in my head forever, she is extraordinary, one of the best female leads I have ever witnessed.

The real life story of Edith Piaf is fascinating, abandoned by her mother, raised in her early years in a brothel, then in the circus, then the street. The film charts her journey from child, to international diva, to her early death due to her burning out on the cocktail of drink and drugs she was addicted to.

Cotillard is totally hypnotic is this role, I could not take my eyes off her. Whether it be her cheeky grin as a young street singer, her outrageous diva behaviour, her portrayal of the older unwell Edith, in short the whole marvellous performance is a must see. The scene where she goes to dinner with the boxer Marcel Cedan is something else. The way she looks and smiles at him, we witness her falling in love there and then.

So after years of avoiding through my stupid brain, I now know why Marion Cotillard, as of now 2017, is the only actor to win an Oscar for a French speaking role. Extraordinary.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Piaf fans only - La Vie En Rose review by JD

Spoiler Alert
02/01/2018

Piaf had a very difficult childhood and this film suggests she had a very spoilt hedonistic adulthood. Brilliantly acted but bit too much about the detail of her biography. It makes her unlikable and the film less interesting.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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