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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


    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.

    Actors (12)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

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    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

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    "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

    Technical details

    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)


    News (2)

    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 Director : Robert Guédiguian

    Best Actress : Ariane Ascaride

    Best Supporting Actor : Jean-Pierre Darroussin

    Best Film

    Best Supporting Actress : Pascale Roberts

    Most Promising Actress : Laetitia Pesenti

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

    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)