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La vie en rose

Author: Olivier DahanAlain GoldmanIsabelle SobelmanChris GunningMarion CotillardAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : HBO Video, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : French : Extended versionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videodiscs
DVD-Video discs
Foreign films
Motion pictures, French
Biographical films
Drama
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Musical films
Biographical
Musical
Teatro
France Drama
Named Person: Edith Piaf; Edith Piaf; Edith Piaf; Edith Piaf; Edith Piaf
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Olivier Dahan; Alain Goldman; Isabelle Sobelman; Chris Gunning; Marion Cotillard; Sylvie Testud; Pascal Greggory; Emmanuelle Seigner; Jean-Paul Rouve; Gérard Depardieu; Clotilde Courau; Jean-Pierre Martins; Catherine Allégret; Marc Barbé; Tetsuo Nagata; Richard Marizy; Picturehouse (Firm); Légende Entreprises.; TF1 International (Firm); HBO Video (Firm); Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0783156839 9780783156835
OCLC Number: 166931104
Language Note: In French, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned in English.
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).
Credits: Director of photography, Tetsuo Nagata ; editor, Richard Marizy ; music, Christopher Gunning ; costumes, Marit Allen ; production designer, Olivier Raoux.
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gérard Depardieu, Clotilde Courau, Jean-Pierre Martins, Catherine Allégret, Marc Barbé [and others].
Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gérard Depardieu, Clotilde Courau, Jean-Pierre Martins, Catherine Allégret, Marc Barbé.
Awards: Academy Awards, 2008 : Best Achievement in Makeup, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Marion Cotillard)
BAFTA Awards, 2008 : Best Costume Desig, Best Leading Actress, Best Make Up & Hair, Best Music
Golden Globe Awards, 2008 : Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for substance abuse, sexual content, brief nudity, language and thematic elements.
Description: 1 videodisc (141 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; region 1 ; Dolby 5.1 ; aspect: 2.35 anamorphic.
Contents: Special features: Widescreen version --
"Stepping into character" featurette detailing Marion Cotillard's transformation into Edith Piaf --
Language: French 5.1 --
Subtitles (Film only): English, French, Spanish.
Other Titles: Môme (Motion picture)
Extraordinary life of Édith Piaf
Responsibility: Picturehouse ; Légende ; TF1 International, TF1 Films Production, Okko Production, Songbird Pictures Limited ; écrit et réalisé par Olivier Dahan ; produit par Ilan Goldman ; scénario, Olivier Dahan ; adaptation et dialogues, Olivier Dahan et Isabelle Sobelman.

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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.

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