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Stumbling across an uncompleted 1939 film called "Princess Marushka", filmmaker Sam becomes intrigued with the young actor Sylvain Marceau, who last appeared in the film. Hoping to discover... See full summary »

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Pierre Grimblat

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Claude Klotz (novel) (as Patrick Cauvin), Didier Cohen | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeanne Moreau ... Lisa (old)
Marion Cotillard ... Lisa (young)
Benoît Magimel ... Sam
Sagamore Stévenin ... Sylvain Marceau
Julia Vaidis-Bogard Julia Vaidis-Bogard ... Henriette
Michel Jonasz Michel Jonasz ... Benjamin
Catherine Arditi Catherine Arditi ... Marina
Denise Chalem Denise Chalem ... Simone
Johan Leysen ... Professor Seyden
Jacques Pater Jacques Pater ... Castellain
Micky El Mazroui Micky El Mazroui ... Samy
Marisa Berenson ... Princess Maruschka
Pierre Dherte Pierre Dherte ... Edouard
Filip Peeters ... Colonel von Boll
Hélène Theunissen Hélène Theunissen ... Mme Ergolsheim
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Storyline

Stumbling across an uncompleted 1939 film called "Princess Marushka", filmmaker Sam becomes intrigued with the young actor Sylvain Marceau, who last appeared in the film. Hoping to discover the mystery behind Sylvain's disappearance, Sam decides to make a documentary and sets off to interview those who knew Sylvain, including elderly Lisa Morain. Through her interview, Sam learns the story of Lisa and Sylvain's doomed love affair on the eve of World War II. Written by Polly_Kat

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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Country:

France | Switzerland

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 January 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Лиза See more »

Filming Locations:

Brussels, Belgium

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Was filmed in 1999, but was only released in 2001. See more »

Connections

Features Le carrefour des enfants perdus (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

L'Homme D'Amour
Written by Serge Rezvani (as Cyrus Bassiak)
Performed by Jeanne Moreau and Marion Cotillard
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Excellent film... very moving.
13 November 2009 | by carltonwhatleySee all my reviews

I saw this film on a trans Atlantic flight from Paris to the USA in January of 2002. For me it is one of the most memorable films I've ever seen. I find myself thinking about it many times over the years since then.

Jeanne Moreau was excellent in her role, as usual. I have to admit to not being familiar with most of the rest of the cast and it was my first exposure to Marion Cotillard, who I became an instant fan of. I think the story was superbly filmed and to me was very moving and heart wrenching. I think the characters were very believable and I found myself swept away by the film. I also think it was very unique to have the main part of the story line take place during World War 2, but there was little focus on battle or the war overall.

I Would love to see it again and to find it and buy it on DVD - except it appears to not have been released on DVD. Too bad. A really Great film!


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