The Children of the Marshland

The Children of the Marshland (1999)

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1999-03-03
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 156 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 55min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: UGC Films
  • Production Country: France
  • Director: Jean Becker
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The film is set in Marais, a quiet region along the banks of Loire river in 1918. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three unruly children. Garris lives alone with his recollections of World War I trenches. Their daily life consists of seasonal work and visits from their two pals: Tane, the local train conductor and Amédée, a dreamer and voracious reader of classics.

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  • Jacques Villeret

    as Henri Pignol, aka Riton
  • Jacques Gamblin

    as Garriss
  • André Dussollier

    as Amédée
  • Michel Serrault

    as Hyacinthe Richard, aka 'Pépé la Rainette'
  • Isabelle Carré

    as Marie
  • Éric Cantona

    as Joseph "Jo" Sardi
  • Suzanne Flon

    as Cri-Cri Pignol, aged
  • Jacques Dufilho

    as Old man
  • Gisèle Casadesus

    as Mrs. Mercier
  • Roland Magdane

    as Félix
  • Élisabeth Commelin

    as Marthe
  • Julie Marboeuf

    as Emilie
  • Jenny Clève

    as Berthe
  • Philippe Magnan

    as Laurent
  • Jacques Boudet

    as Tane
  • Marlene Baffier

    as Cri-Cri Pignol, young
  • Romain Dreyfus

    as Pierrot of the city
  • Jacques Chaillier

    as Pierrot of the marsh
  • Maxime Monsimier

    as Jojo
  • Anne Le Guernec

    as Mireille
  • Margot Marguerite

    as Manager
  • Mélanie Baxter-Jones

    as Catherine
  • Pierre Bianco

    as Banker
  • Jacques Dynam

    as Ferrardin
  • Ériq Ebouaney

    as 'Banania'
  • Christian Taponard

    as Jo's lawyer
  • Charles Tordjman

    as Department store manager
  • Fabienne Labanda

  • John Fernie

  • Patrick Lizana

  • Maggy Dussauchoy

  • Liana Fulga

  • Isabelle Sadoyan

  • Stephane Kordylas

  • Jean Maurel

  • Denis Montagnol

  • Henri-Edouard Osinski

  • Bernard Villanueva

Directing Jean Becker Director
Writing Sébastien Japrisot Writer
Camera Jean-Marie Dreujou Director of Photography
Sound Guillaume Sciama Sound
Production Christian Fechner Producer
Writing Georges Montforez Novel
Production Hervé Truffaut Executive Producer
Sound Pierre Bachelet Original Music Composer
Sound William Flageollet Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Editing Jacques Witta Editor
Production Jean-Paul Becker Casting
Art Thérèse Ripaud Production Design
Art Frédérique Hurpeau Set Decoration
Art Annie Senéchal Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Sylvie de Segonzac Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Françoise Chapuis-Asselin Key Makeup Artist