Marius (2014)

This moving love story by Marcel Pagnol is set at the Old Port of Marseille, in the Bar de la Marine, run by César and his son Marius. A dreamer, Marius sees a life for himself on the sea, embarking on one of the many ships that sail by… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: July 4, 2014
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Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

It's not entirely clear what this faithful, slightly creaky new rendering, adapted and directed by the actor Daniel Auteuil, has to offer.

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Clayton Dillard
Slant Magazine

Daniel Auteuil's less exercising diligent homage than indulging troglodytic cinephilia.

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Ian Freer
Empire Magazine

A surprising resurrection of the old Pagnol tale, its a tad stagey but charming with it.

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Mike D'Angelo
The Dissolve

Marius... is all protracted setup, taking 94 minutes to tell the same basic story that the soft-rock 1970s hit "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" manages in just three.

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T'Cha Dunlevy
Montreal Gazette

Worth taking in for the performances alone, this modest film feels like the product of another era.

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Simon Kinnear
Total Film

Despite its very Gallic blend of amour and ennui, it's as if a Sunday-night British TV series had crossed the Channel.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Utterly delightful, almost uncanny in its perfect period confidence and brio, this is a reminder once more of why we love French films.

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Mike McCahill

Not just cinéma de papa, but cinema de grand-papa.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

There's a certain group of cosy words, including nostalgic, warm and gentle that have a tendency to damn with faint praise, and yet all of them apply to Daniel Auteuil's charming (there's another one) adaptation of Marcel Pagnol's Marius.

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