Marius (2014)

Marius (2014)




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This moving love story by Marcel Pagnol is set at the Old Port of Marseille, in the Bar de la Marine, run by César and his son Marius. A dreamer, Marius sees a life for himself on the sea, embarking on one of the many ships that sail by each day heading off to distant horizons. Fanny, a young woman who sells shellfish outside the bar, is secretly in love with Marius (who has always secretly loved her back). When Marius finally gets his chance to go to sea, Fanny plots to keep him back by revealing her love for him and stirring his jealousy vis-à-vis another man who is enamored of her. Marius must struggle between the call of the ocean and his love for Fanny, at the risk of sacrificing that which is most important to him. (C) Kino
Comedy , Drama
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Nicolas Vaude
as Monsieur Brun
Daniel Russo
as Escartefigue
as Piquoiseau
Jean-Louis Barcelona
as Frisepoulet
Martine Diotalevi
as Mme Escartefigue
Roger Souza
as Le commis
Laurent Fernandez
as Le premier marin du "Coromandel"
Charlie Nelson
as Le second de "La Malaisie"
Michel Ferracci
as Le deuxième marin du "Coromandel"
Frédéric Gérard
as Amourdedieu
Ryad Lovera
as Le jeune garçon
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Critic Reviews for Marius

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

It's not entirely clear what this faithful, slightly creaky new rendering, adapted and directed by the actor Daniel Auteuil, has to offer.

Full Review… | July 3, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

Marius... is all protracted setup, taking 94 minutes to tell the same basic story that the soft-rock 1970s hit "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" manages in just three.

Full Review… | July 15, 2014
The Dissolve

Utterly delightful, almost uncanny in its perfect period confidence and brio, this is a reminder once more of why we love French films.

Full Review… | July 3, 2014
Film Journal International

Daniel Auteuil's less exercising diligent homage than indulging troglodytic cinephilia.

Full Review… | June 29, 2014
Slant Magazine

Worth taking in for the performances alone, this modest film feels like the product of another era.

Full Review… | December 12, 2013
Montreal Gazette

Not just cinéma de papa, but cinema de grand-papa.

Full Review… | November 28, 2013

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