Life is a long quiet river = La Vie est une long fleuve tranquille

France, 1988

Film
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The Groseilles and the Le Quesnoys are two French families who, under normal circumstances would never meet. The Groseilles are hedonist working class, seizing on every opportunity to make money and have fun. The Le Quesnoys are aristocratic pillars of the community. A vengeful nurse swapped their babies at birth and, after many years, she reveals the secret. A satirical comedy which won four French Academy Awards, including Best Director. In French with English subtitles.

Credits

co-producer

Louis Becker

Charles Gassot

production company

F3Films

M2

Telema

Duration

01:30:00:00

Production places
France
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38517

Language

French

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Foreign language films

Comedy

Comedy → Satire

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Class consciousness

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - France

Foreign language films

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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