Biography of French singer Edith Piaf (Cotillard). Neglected by her mother, Edith is brought up by her grandmother and then by her father, a travelling acrobat. The street singer is discovered and rises to fame, determined to work even when dying.
A far-from-rosy life story makes this lengthy biopic entertaining, but despite a strong lead performance it fails to get under Piaf’s skin.
Reviewed by Anna Smith
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