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Life Is a Long Quiet River

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Genre  Comedy
Initial DVD release  August 26, 2003 (France)
Country  France
6.9/10 IMDb

Director  Etienne Chatiliez
Featured song  Jesus Reviens
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Language  French
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Release date  3 February 1988 (1988-02-03)
Writer  Etienne Chatiliez, Florence Quentin
Cast  Benoît Magimel (Momo Groseille), Valérie Lalande (Bernadette Le Quesnoy), Catherine Hiegel (Josette), Daniel Gélin (Docteur Mavial), Hélène Vincent (Madame Marielle Le Quesnoy), André Wilms (Monsieur Jean Le Quesnoy)
Similar movies  Catherine Jacob and Andre Wilms appear in Life Is a Long Quiet River and Tatie Danielle

Life Is a Long Quiet River (French: La Vie est un long fleuve tranquille) is a 1988 French comedy film directed by Étienne Chatiliez

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Plot

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In a maternity clinic two children from families with completely different social backgrounds are switched at birth. One goes on to live in an upper-middle-class family while the other to a poor family. Twelve years later, the mistake is discovered and the child living with the poor family is taken back by his parents, but keeps in touch with his former family and makes them encounter his new brothers and sisters. A series of satirical and comedic scenes follow.

Cast

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  • Benoît Magimel as Momo Groseille
  • Valérie Lalonde as Bernadette Le Quesnoy
  • Hélène Vincent as Madame Marielle Le Quesnoy
  • André Wilms as Monsieur Jean Le Quesnoy
  • Tara Römer as Million Groseille (as Tara Romer)
  • Jérôme Floch as Toc-Toc Groseille
  • Sylvie Cubertafon as Ghislaine
  • Catherine Jacob as Marie-Thérèse
  • Catherine Hiegel as Josette
  • Emmanuel Cendrier as Pierre Le Quesnoy
  • Guillaume Hacquebart as Paul Le Quesnoy
  • Jean-Brice Van Keer as Mathieu Le Quesnoy
  • Praline Le Moult as Emmanuelle Le Quesnoy
  • Axel Vicart as Franck
  • Claire Prévost as Roselyne Groseille
  • Christine Pignet as Madame Groseille
  • Maurice Mons as Monsieur Groseille
  • Cult status

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    Due in part to the film's being shown on French television rather often, it has gained a sort of cult following among young French people. The song 'Jésus Reviens' sung at church in the film is instantly recognisable to many French youth as a key example of the film's many satirical digs at the French Catholic bourgeois culture in the era it was filmed.

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    The 2009 film Neuilly sa mère ! was heavily influenced by Life is a Long Quiet River.

    Accolades

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    The film received 7 nominations at the César Awards :


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    References

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