La vie en rose
La vie en rose the extraordinary life of Edith Piaf DVD - 2007 | French | Extended version ; Widescreen ed.

Piaf was (and is) one of the most expressive singers in the world. This biography doesn't shy away from her dysfunctional childhood--albeit with moments of connection--and her meteoric rise from near-street urchin to glamorous, yet mercurial, icon. Marion Cotillard invested a lot of research into playing this role, and her depth of preparation shows, even as she depicts the artist's waning years, unwise attempts to perform despite failing health, and death. (Note that the beginning of the film uses a lot of flashbacks, which requires close attention and can be a bit choppy.)

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