Where the Heart Is (1998)

12/09/1998 (FR) ComedyDramaRomance 1h 53m
  • User


From the director of Marius et Jeannette, this story of two working-class families is a fable with an optimist streak. A young black man, Francois, is wrongly accused of rape by a racist policeman. The story is told in voiceover by his childhood friend, neighbor, and the mother of his future child, Clementine, who is white. The city is Marseilles as in the previous film, symbolic with its churches, prisons and ruins. Except in this film, director Robert Guediguian also ventures outside, taking the story to Sarajevo; two different cities, one devastated by war, the other by a bad economy and unemployment. A la Place du coeur won a Special Jury Prize at the 1998 San Sebastian Film Festival and was also shown at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival and the 1998 Montreal Film Festival.

  1. Robert Guédiguian

    Director, Writer

  2. James Baldwin


  3. Jean-Louis Milesi


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ariane Ascaride

    Ariane Ascaride

    Marianne Patché

  2. Christine Brücher

    Christine Brücher

    Francine Lopez

  3. Jean-Pierre Darroussin

    Jean-Pierre Darroussin

    Joël Patché

  4. Gérard Meylan

    Franck Lopez

  5. Alexandre Ogou

    Francois 'Bébé' Lopez

  6. Laure Raoust

    Clémentine 'Clim' Patché

  7. Véronique Balme


  8. Pierre Banderet

    Mr. d'Assas

  9. Patrick Bonnel

    Patrick Bonnel


  10. View More

Full Cast & Crew

Where the Heart Is

Original Title À la place du cœur

Status Released

Original Language French

Budget -

Revenue -


No keywords have been added.

Content Score


Pump it up! We're close now.

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

Login to report an issue

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page

Want to rate or add this item to a list?