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The Town Is Quiet (2000)

La ville est tranquille (original title)
A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Guédiguian

Writers:

Jean-Louis Milesi (scenario and dialogue), Robert Guédiguian (scenario and dialogue)
4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ariane Ascaride ... Michèle
Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Paul
Gérard Meylan ... Gérard
Jacques Boudet Jacques Boudet ... Paul's Father
Christine Brücher Christine Brücher ... Viviane Froment
Jacques Pieiller Jacques Pieiller ... Yves Froment
Pascale Roberts ... Paul's Mother
Julie-Marie Parmentier ... Fiona
Pierre Banderet Pierre Banderet ... Claude
Alex Ogou Alex Ogou ... Abderramane (as Alexandre Ogou)
Véronique Balme Véronique Balme ... Ameline
Frédérique Bonnal Frédérique Bonnal ... Mrs. Préférence Nationale
Jacques Germain Jacques Germain ... Mister National Preference
Alain Lenglet Alain Lenglet ... Piano mover
Amar Toulé Amar Toulé ... Momo, Abderramane's brother
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A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

France

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Release Date:

17 January 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La ciudad está tranquila See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$66,303

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,303
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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References Nashville (1975) See more »

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Pas toi
Composed by Jean-Jacques Goldman
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Great movie - but it's not for a fun night out..
13 September 2003 | by goglobalSee all my reviews

An excellent movie about real life. Desperate life stories mixed with some uplifting details. Moving and real. You shouldn't watch it, tough, if you're in a bit of a depressive mood because the uplifting moments are rather far in between. The hopelessness of heroin drug-addiction is shown very powerfully. Maybe a tick too hopeless, though... Still, even though I wasn't in the best of moods when I watched it, I did enjoy the experience quite a lot.


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