La Ville est tranquille

France

Synopsis

It is the story ...

... of Michele who works at the fish market and whose only goal in life is to save,,her daughter from drug addiction... ... of Paul who betrays his .striking docker friends to become a taxi driver..
... of Viviane, a musician, who can no longer stand the realistic left-wing epitomized by her husband...
... of Abderamane, transformed by time in jail, who wants to help his brothers...
... of Claude who gets audience only among extreme right militants...
... of Gerard whose attitude towards death ( his own and others') is a mystety...
... of Paul's parents who are retired and will never vote again...
... of Ameline, whose body gives off a sense of good health that she wants to pass onto others by reminding them of their pre-monotheist origins...
... of Sarkis who fights for the grand piano of his dreams...

These individual, overlapping stories occur at the same time and in the same place : Marseille in the year 2000. Faced with an ever-increasing sense of meaninglessness and confusion, they testify that the town is not quiet.
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Robert Guediguian

Written by: Jean-Louis Milesi, Robert Guediguian

Produced by: Robert Guediguian, Gilles Sandoz, Michel St Jean

Cinematography: Bernard Cavalié

Editing: Bernard Sasia

Main Cast: Jean-Pierre Darroussin (Paul), Gerard Meylan (Gerard), Ariane Ascaride (Michele), Christine Brücher (Viviane Froment)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Critic’s Award – Prix Fipresci 2001
  • European Actress 2001
  • European Screenwriter 2001
  • Feature Film Selection 2001