french films > Marius




Review score: * * * * *

cast: Pierre Fresnay, Orane Demazis, Raimu, Alida Rouffe

year: 1931

colour: no

certificate: U

director: Alexandre Korda

runtime: 120

Pagnol’s début in cinema as a screenwriter was a trilogy of films, starting with Marius, based on his own highly successful play. The action mostly unfolds on the Marseille waterfront at the Bar de la Marine, which is owned by the irascible but lovable César (Raimu). His son, Marius, finds the lure of the sea stronger than his love for Fanny (Orane Demazis, Pagnol’s wife at the time). The characters are wonderfully brought to life with many comic episodes, giving the film great vibrancy and warmth.
Followed by a discussion with Nick Walker (Rochester Kino Cinema Club)


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