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.