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Marius et Jeannette

Marius et Jeannette

A Feature film by Robert Guédiguian

Produced by Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

Release in France : 19/11/1997

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Actors (12)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

Film exports/foreign sales :

Diaphana Films

Co-production :

Arte France Cinéma

French distribution :

Diaphana Films

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The World, Marseille, North Marseille, Estaque... Marius and Jeanette are in mid-life. Marius lives in an abandoned cement-works overlooking the neighbourhood. He's watchman there, pending its demolition. Jeanette lives alone, bringing up her two kids on her meagre cashier's salary. She lives in a tiny house giving onto a typical Mediterranean courtyard. Her neighbours there, Caroline and Justin, Monique and Dédé, get it up for her with laughter and ragging. The meeting of Marius and Jeanette won't be simple, because besides the inherent difficulties of their social situation, they've both been wounded... by life. The film traces their rebirth and their capacity to be happy. This popular romance will have a happy end because... that's the way it has to be. The world has to be re-enchanted.


"To date I have made seven little films, with little means, about "little people". The world in general, having lost sight of necessity, seems, by the same token, to have lost sight of humanity. That said, I do not identify a more ''elevated'' level with between discourse and narration, between emotion and intelligence, between pleasure and attention." (Robert Guédiguian)

Full credits (15)

Executive Producers :

Gilles Sandoz, Robert Guédiguian

Director of Photography :

Bernard Cavalié

Sound Assistant :

François Domerc

Production Manager :

Malek Hamzaoui

Editor :

Bernard Sasia

Production Designer :

Karim Hamzoui

Costume designer :

Maïté Alonso

Location Manager :

Bruno Ghariani

Screenwriters :

Robert Guédiguian, Jean-Louis Milesi

Sound Recordist :

Laurent Lafran

Assistant Operator :

Laurent Didier

Press Attaché (film) :

Marie-Christine Damiens

Assistant editor :

Valérie Meffre

Foley artist :

Nicolas Becker

Sound mixers :

Jean-Pierre Laforce, Jean-Yves Rousseau

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Feature film

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Drama, Social comedy

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 42 min

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Dolby A

Posters (1)


Festival Selections (9)

TIFF - 2002

TIFF (Canada, 2002)


Spotlight on Robert Guédiguian

Moscow - International Film Festival - 1999

Moscow - International Film Festival (Russia, 1999)



Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1998

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1998)

Selection (7)

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Robert Guédiguian, Jean-Louis Milesi

Most Promising Actress : Laetitia Pesenti

Best Supporting Actor : Jean-Pierre Darroussin

Best Supporting Actress : Pascale Roberts

Best Actress : Ariane Ascaride

Best Director : Robert Guédiguian

Best Film

Lumiere Awards - 1998

Lumiere Awards (France, 1998)


French Films

Montreal World Film Festival - 1997

Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1997)


Out of Competition

Cannes International Film Festival - 1997

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1997)


Un Certain Regard

Awards (2)

Lumiere Awards - 1998

Lumiere Awards (France, 1998)


Meilleur Film

Delegations (2)