Sunday, July 29, 2007
That is what the movie is called in France, but obviously the translated The Kid is too obscure for us and US and so we get the title La Vie En Rose.
We saw a stage play in the eighties called Piaf and it starred a wonderful Jeannie Lewis. I bought the Piaf vinyl and a Piaf biography a bit later.
Like many very talented people, she had her demons and insecurities. That she came from the gutters of Paris cannot be forgotten.
I can highly recommend La Vie En Rose with the proviso that it can be a little hard to keep up with the characters. It is worth seeing just to perve on already married lover, played by the hunk Jean-Pierre Martins. I had not heard of him and I have found it difficult to find a decent pic of him. This one is a movie still, courtesy of moviereporter.net