Life Is A Long Quiet River

Life Is A Long Quiet River

Daniel Gélin
Director: Etienne Chatiliez Cast: Daniel Gélin
Daniel Gélin
, Benoît Magimel
Benoît Magimel
, Valerie Lalande
Valerie Lalande
Etienne Chatiliez


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Life is a Long Quiet River is the satirically philosophical title for this French domestic comedy. Borrowing a page from The Corsican Brothers, the film begins with a castoff mistress spitefully switching a pair of newborn babies at the maternity ward managed by her doctor lover. As a result, the daughter (Valerie Lalande) of a family of tramps and thieves is raised in a comfy bourgeois household, while the lowlife family ends up with the middle-class family's offspring (Benoit Magimel). Twelve years after the fact, the discarded mistress confesses to her misdeed. The mistress' ex-lover, doctor Daniel Gelin, tries to set things right, with hilariously disastrous consequences. Director Etie Chatiliez had received his training in French TV commercials, so it's not surprising that Life is a Long Quiet River is a string of anecdotes and punchlines.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/21/2020
UPC: 0760137384687
Original Release: 1988
Source: Arrow Video
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 21,153

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Daniel Gélin Docteur Mavial
Benoît Magimel Momo
Valerie Lalande Bernadette
Catherine Hiegel Josette
Hélène Vincent Marielle Le Quesnoy
André Wilms Jean Le Quesnoy
Christine Pignet Mme. Groseille
Maurice Mons M. Groseille
Patrick Bouchitey Pere Auberger
Claire Prevost Roselyne
Tara Romer Million
Jerome Floch Toc-Toc
Sylvie Cubertafon Ghislaine
Emmanuel Cendrier Actor
Guillaume Hacquebart Actor
Jean-Brice VanKeer Actor
Praline LeMoult Actor
Abbes Zahmani Actor
Khadou Fghoul Actor
Ismael Bourabaa Rachid
Catherine Jacob Maid-servant

Technical Credits
Etienne Chatiliez Director,Screenwriter
Louis Becker Production Manager
Romain Bremond Casting
Dominique Dalmasso Sound/Sound Designer
Chantal Delattre Editor
Patricia Eberhard Asst. Director
Charles Gassot Producer
Gerard Kawczynski Score Composer
Geoffrey Larcher Art Director,Production Designer
Pascal Lebegue Cinematographer
Florence Quentin Producer,Screenwriter
Elisabeth Tavernier Costumes/Costume Designer

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