Marius and Jeannette

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Marius and Jeannette ★★½Marius et Jeannette: Un Conte de L'Estaque 1997

Single mother of two, Jeannette (Ascaride), works as a checkout clerk in a poor Marseilles neighborhood. Marius (Meylan) works as a security guard at a closed cement factory and meets Jeannette when he catches her stealing paint cans from the property. He offers to help her paint her apartment and the two begin a tentative romance. But something spooks Marius and he begins to drink heavily, abandoning Jeannette. Two of Jeannette's male neighbors decide to find out what Marius' problem is and get the twosome back together. Very sweet and sentimental. 101m/C VHS, DVD . FR Ariane Ascaride, Gerard Meylan, Pascale Roberts, Jacques Boudet, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Frederique Bonnal; D: Robert Guediguian; W: Robert Guediguian, Jean-Louis Milesi; C: Bernard Cavile. Cesar ‘98: Actress (Ascaride).