A film by Robert Guédiguian

1985 France - Drama


In 1920, Maggiorina leaves the depths of Calabra and ends up in Marseilles where two friends, Jérome and Minou, are competing for the title of best swimmer. Ten years later, she works at the cement factory and is married to Jérome who has become the boss chauffeur. Mindou is trying to prostitute Ginetten a friend of Maggiorina. Mindou is torn between the "scene" and his attachement to the working class. Ginette, who dreams of becoming a singer, has endless lovers and ends up alone... an alcoholic. In 1936, Pierre, Maggiorina and Jérome's son, experiences a general strike in his neighborhood. In 1950, he is a teacher...and a militant. A passionate idealist, he wants to change the course of history. He marries Céline, who is expecting a baby. ten years later, this child, Sauveur, carries, along with the name of an uncle who was killed, the memory of this world. Around the stories of individuals, history is made.

  • cast

    • Gérard Meylan (Jérôme)
    • Ariane Ascaride (Maggiorina)
  • crew

    • Screenplay
    • Robert Guédiguan
    • Screenplay
    • Franck Le Wita
    • Cinematography
    • Gilberto Azevedo
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 110 min
    • Format
    • Black & White 35mm