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Marie, Nonna, la Vierge et moi

Marie, Nonna, la Vierge et moi

A Feature film by Francis Renaud

Produced by Le Bureau

Release in France : 26/01/2000


    In a mining valley somewhere in France's Lorraine region, Tonio, Jeff and Chico, are looking to hustle and make a buck by organizing raves. Tonio, 23, and Marie, 18, are in love. He's a mechanic, she works in town and caters to her mother, Nonna, a Romanian immigrant who's become an alcoholic recluse. On Marie's birthday, Nonna tells her that her father isn't who she thinks he is. From that moment on, Tonio and Marie are hell-bent on getting away from the daily grind of the dead-end valley. Thanks to Tonio and his friends, dreams may become reality. They organize a huge underground rave and start stealing cars: a great way to leave… and make some money… All of them want to believe that their plans will succeed, but then Céline shows up on the scene. She's Tonio's ex, and she's ready to do anything to get him back, which might just jeopardize everything…

    Actors (12)

    Production and distribution (3)

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    Le Bureau

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    I had one film in mind all during the shooting: “Rebel Without a Cause.” My characters are Rimbaud-like, they’re dark angels. They’re at the age when everything is possible, the age of dreams, rebellion, when you can still get out. Afterwards, it’s too late. If you stay behind, you waste your life. I started running away when I was twelve. But this film represents my first real escape.

    Francis Renaud, director (excerpt from press kit)

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Hélène Vager

    Director of Photography :

    Bruno Delbonnel

    Sound Assistant :

    Erwan Kerzanet

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Thierry Lenouvel

    Sound Editor :

    Olivier Laurent

    Music Composer :

    Noir Désir (Groupe)

    Screenwriters :

    Francis Renaud, Christophe Lamotte, Stéphane Guérin

    Sound Recordist :

    Joël Riant

    Production managers :

    Cyrille Bragnier, Benoît Pilot

    Editor :

    Jacqueline Mariani

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Vincent Puzos

    Sound Mixer :

    Cyril Holtz

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    Feature film

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    Nationality :

    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 20 min

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