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The Children of the Marshland (1999)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

A chronicle of a group of friends in rural France in 1918. Garris and Riton live in the marshlands along the banks of the Loire river. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three unruly children. Garris lives alone with his ...See moreA chronicle of a group of friends in rural France in 1918. Garris and Riton live in the marshlands along the banks of the Loire river. 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. Meanwhile, Garris is overwhelmed by an unspoken love for a housemaid in the town, Marie... Written by L.H. Wong See less
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$47,170
Gross (US & Canada)
$324,006
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$324,006
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Apr 2, 2000 (United States)

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André Dussollier
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Michel Serrault
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Eric Cantona
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7.4 / 10 | 2,603 votes