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    "Soleil" is a love story. In 1940, a poor, beautiful Jewish mother lives between the bounds of hope and everyday uncertainty. She has the unquenchable pride of that race of women who no longer exist. Mother Titine has five immoderate, unpredictable children: three girls and two boys. Poverty has no hold on their love of life under the blue Mediterranean sky, buzzing with laughter and passion.. But the mother has a favorite child. Meyer is the king. He is 13 years old, handsome, intelligent, brave, sensitive, irresistible. Father was trapped in France by the German invasion. "The exile", as they call him, regularly sends half of his minor civil servant's salary to Algiers, where the family struggles along, pinning their hopes on an Allied victory.
    Today, Meyer Levy has become Professor Levy, famous in France and around the world as one of the top heart surgeons. His social ascent and integration are flawless. He lives far from the lowly Casbah where he spent his youth dreaming, crying, quarreling, and loving. One happy evening, during his birthday party, he collapses with a heart attack. His whole life boomerangs back at him, charged with the naked truth.

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    • Type : Feature film
    • Genres : Fiction
    • Sub-genre : Drama
    • Production language : French
    • Coproducer countries : France, Germany, Italy
    • Original French-language productions : Unspecified
    • Nationality : Majority French (France, Germany, Italy)
    • Production year : 1996
    • French release : 11/06/1997
    • Runtime : 1 h 44 min
    • Current status : Released
    • Visa number : 89.806
    • Visa issue date : 30/04/1997
    • Approval : Yes
    • Production formats : 35mm
    • Color type : Color
    • Aspect ratio : 1.85
    • Audio format : Dolby SR

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