The Children of the Marshland (1999)

TP 04/02/2000 (US) ComedyDrama 1h 55m


The film is set in Marais, a quiet region along the banks of Loire river in 1918. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three unruly children. Garris lives alone with his recollections of World War I trenches. Their daily life consists of seasonal work and visits from their two pals: Tane, the local train conductor and Amédée, a dreamer and voracious reader of classics.

  1. Jean Becker


  2. Georges Montforez


  3. Sébastien Japrisot


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jacques Villeret

    Jacques Villeret

    Henri Pignol, aka Riton

  2. Jacques Gamblin

    Jacques Gamblin


  3. André Dussollier

    André Dussollier


  4. Michel Serrault

    Michel Serrault

    Hyacinthe Richard, aka 'Pépé la Rainette'

  5. Isabelle Carré

    Isabelle Carré


  6. Éric Cantona

    Éric Cantona

    Joseph "Jo" Sardi

  7. Suzanne Flon

    Suzanne Flon

    Cri-Cri Pignol, aged

  8. Jacques Dufilho

    Jacques Dufilho

    Old man

  9. Gisèle Casadesus

    Gisèle Casadesus

    Mrs. Mercier

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The Children of the Marshland
The Children of the Marshland

Original Title Les enfants du marais

Status Released

Original Language French

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