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The Town is Quiet (La Ville est tranquille)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 17, 2001
Running time:132 minutes
Cast:Ariane Ascaride, Gerard Meylan, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Pascale Roberts, Alexandre Ogou
Director:Robert Guediguian
Producer:Gilles Sandoz, Michel Saint-John, Robert Guediguian
Writer:Robert Guediguian, Jean-Louis Milesi
Distributor:Diaphana Distribution

Description: Set within a working class milieu, the paths of many Marseille locals converge on a journey through the lives and daily struggles of a group of its inhabitants. At the center is Michele, a hardworking fishmonger, who supports an entire family. After putting in backbreaking hours, she must return home to a sullen husband and a daughter fighting a debilitating drug abuse. Michele commits to raising her baby granddaughter while her daughter battles heroin addiction. Reduced to selling her own body to pay for her daughter1s fixes, Michele meets Paul, a lonely former dockworker who now drives a gypsy cab. The heroin is provided by Michele1s former boyfriend Gerard who runs a small bar but has a secret second life. We also meet Abderamane, a young North African, recently out of prison and now looking for a way to make his mark on the world. He begins an affair with his former music teacher, Viviane, who can no longer bear the hypocrisy of her womanizing, pseudo-liberal husband.

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