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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Marion Cotillard
Sylvie Testud
Jean-Paul Rouve
Pascal Greggory
Marc Barbe
Caroline Sihol
Emmanuelle Seigner
Catherine Allegret
Gerard Depardieu
Jean-Pierre Martins
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Olivier Dahan
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Running Time
140 minutes

La Vie En Rose
Edith Piaf regrettes rien in this starry French biopic


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La Vie En Rose

Plot
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.


Verdict
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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