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Synopsis

In 1920, Maggiorina leaves the depths of Calabra and ends up in Marseilles where two friends, Jérome and Mindou, are competing for the title of best swimmer. Ten years later, she works at the cement factory and is married to Jérome who has become the boss' chauffeur. Mindou is trying to prostitute Ginette, a friend of Maggiorina's but gives up because he is secretly in love with Maggiorina. Mindou is torn between the "scene" and his attachment to the working class. Ginette, who dreams of becoming a singer, has endless lovers and ends up alone... an alcoholic.In 1936, Pierre, Maggiorina and Jérome's son, experiences a general strike in his neigborhood. In 1950, he is a teacher... and a militant. A passionate idealist, he wants to change the course of history. He marries Céline, who is expecting a baby. Ten years later, this child, Sauveur, carries, along with the name of an uncle who was killed, the memory of this world. Around the stories of individuals, History is made.

Actors (10)

Production and distribution (3)

Full credits (8)

Executive Producer :

Robert Guédiguian

Screenwriters :

Robert Guédiguian, Frank Le Wita

Sound Recordist :

Antoine Ouvrier

Production Designer :

Michel Vandestien

Assistant directors :

Frédéric Auburtin, Bernard Sasia

Director of Photography :

Gilberto Azevedo

Editor :

Catherine Poitevin

Costume designer :

Michel Vandestien

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Production language :

French

Production country :

France (100.0%)

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

100% French (France)

Production year :

1983

French release :

10/07/1985

Runtime :

1 h 50 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

57626

Visa issue date :

02/01/1985

Approval :

Unknown

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Posters (1)

Director

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