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PG-13| 2 hr. 20 min.

Plot Summary
Born into poverty and raised in a brothel, Édith Piaf (Marion Cotillard) manages to achieve worldwide fame. Though her extraordinary voice and charisma open many doors that lead to friendships and romances, she experiences great personal loss, drug addiction and an early death.

Cast: Marion Cotillard , Clotilde Courau , Jean-Paul Rouve , Sylvie Testud , Pascal Greggory , Jean-Pierre Martins , Emmanuelle Seigner , Gérard Depardieu

Director: Olivier Dahan

Genres: Biography, Drama

Distributor: Picturehouse

La Vie En Rose (2007)

Release Date: June 8th, 2007|2 hr. 20 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 32 )
  • Dahan's impressionistic heartbreaker of a movie gets it all in. And Marion Cotillard, lip-syncing Piaf's songs and digging into her soul with gale-force urgency, gives a performance for the ages. show more

  • A feverish, unremitting and grimly joyless film. show more

  • There's a riveting tale within this awkward litany of pivotal moments. Still, despite the film's uneven nature, Cotillard's extraordinary performance is worth experiencing. show more

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  • August 20, 2011 qe3jo
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    I didn\'t see it when it first came out because I thought it would be too depressing. In reality, it was totally inspirational and haunting. I have downloaded the music and read several versions of her biography since watching it. Edith was one of those desperate and driven talents. Marion Cotillard who has become one ofmy favorite actresses for both her beauty & her talent, certainly deserved the Oscar.

  • May 22, 2008 sweettxtee
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    I was stunned by this movie and felt as though I was living it. The acting was fantastic..got lost on some of it..such as who was Theo? This film was so intense and moving I immediately watched it again and now will read all I can about the life of "The Little Sparrow".

  • May 22, 2008 Connie
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    I was utterly stunned and in awe of Marion Cotillard's portrayal of Edith Piaf -- one of the best acting performances that I have ever seen. While the movie was sometimes difficult to follow with the timeframes, it was so haunting that I will now consider it one of my 10 favorite movies of all times. I have ordered the DVD as well as the remastered soundtrack. If Cotillard does not get the Oscar for this role, then it will be proof that the voters were looking for a favorite, rather than the absolute best. This should also include the makeup artists who transformed Cotillard from a young woman to an elderly invalid. Incredible. But even with the makeup, Cotillard still had to convince the audience with her speech and body movement. And that she did. This movie will stay with me for a very, very long time.

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