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Marius (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 4 July 2014 (USA)
"Marius" takes place in Marseilles' Old Port, at the La Marine Bar, owned by César and his son Marius. Marius' biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad's bar and to... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Auteuil

Writers:

Marcel Pagnol (play), Daniel Auteuil (adaptation)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Auteuil ... César
Raphaël Personnaz ... Marius
Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Panisse
Victoire Bélézy Victoire Bélézy ... Fanny
Marie-Anne Chazel ... Honorine
Nicolas Vaude Nicolas Vaude ... M. Brun
Daniel Russo ... Escartefigue
Rufus ... Piquoiseau
Jean-Louis Barcelona Jean-Louis Barcelona ... Frisepoulet
Martine Diotalevi Martine Diotalevi ... Mme Escartefigue
Roger Souza Roger Souza ... Le commis
Laurent Fernandez Laurent Fernandez ... Le premier marin du Coromandel
Charlie Nelson Charlie Nelson ... Le second de la Malaisie
Michel Ferracci Michel Ferracci ... Le deuxième marin du Coromandel
Frédéric Gérard Frédéric Gérard ... Amourdedieu
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Storyline

"Marius" takes place in Marseilles' Old Port, at the La Marine Bar, owned by César and his son Marius. Marius' biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad's bar and to set off to a faraway land. Fanny, a young and pretty seafood peddler, has secretly been in love with Marius since her childhood; Marius, never admitting it, has always loved Fanny. One day, a sailor drops by La Marine and offers him a job on an exploratory ship. Trying to hold him off and to make him jealous, Fanny confesses his love to him and provokes a fight between Marius and one of César's old friends, Panisse, a boat merchant, who despite his old age, has been courting Fanny for a while. Torn between the call of the sea and his love for her, Marius abandons his dream to be with Fanny who gives herself to him. As César and Honorine, Fanny's mother, are getting ready for the wedding, Marius changes his mind, drawn back to the call of the sea. Sacrificing her love, Fanny convinces Marius to ...

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Мариус See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,478, 25 July 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,599, 25 July 2014
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Trivia

A new and very different version of the movie Marius (1931) See more »

Goofs

The song COME PRIMA performed in the film was composed and first released in 1957 (sung by Tony Dallara). The film is set in twenties or thirties far before the song was ever issued. See more »

Connections

Version of Umineko no minato (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

La Mer
Music by Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet
© Editions Raoul Breton
(p) 1946 Columbia Records
Avec l'autorisation de EMI Music France.
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Delightful but some anachronisms make it less authentic than it should be
18 October 2014 | by ajhclarkeSee all my reviews

Sundrenched and redolent of Marseille and Southern France. A real delight but there is a slight puzzle here .... is Auteil setting this in some never-never land? The original dates from 1929, adapted for film two years later. There is no firm indication here of date at all .. the costumes hint at the 1920s or even earlier, the ships in the small port seem in fact 19th century, but characters in a café are dancing to music from the late 1950s. And over the end-titles comes the wonderful Charles Trenet singing a song he recorded in 1947! This is some amazing time-travelling... So the time and settings are all over the shop .. but the story is strong enough to withstand it. I hope the chronology gets sorted out by the time I get around to viewing Part Two, 'Fanny', of this Pagnol trilogy. It better gets sorted out fast .. I'm watching it tomorrow night.


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