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La Vie en Rose (La Mome)

Marion Cotillard, Gérard Depardieu, Sylvie Testud, Clotilde Courau, Jean-Paul Rouve

Directed by Oliver Dahan
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5 3.5
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5 3.5 0
June 15, 2007

The troubled life of French songbird Edith Piaf, who died in 1963 at forty-eight, had enough drama to fill a dozen movies. Her upbringing in a brothel, followed by bruising encounters with sex, booze and drugs, created a voice that touched the world with hits such as "La Vie en Rose," "Milord" and "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien." Somehow Olivier Dahan's impressionistic heartbreaker of a movie gets it all in. And Marion Cotillard, lip-syncing Piaf's songs and digging into her soul with gale-force urgency, gives a performance for the ages.

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