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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1989 - 29 July.6 August

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 1989

Two babies are switched at birth. When the mistake is discovered 12 years later, it leads to complications in the lives of both families. One family is affluent, with dutiful and (apparently) contented children. The other family is poor, with rambunctious (even delinquent) children, often hungry, but with lots of laughter in the house.

Original Title La vie est un long fleuve tranquille
Italian Title La vita è un lungo fiume tranquillo
Category Out of competition
Section Kids in the French Cinema
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 90'
Production Year 1988
Nationality France
Directed by Étienne Chatiliez
Screenplay Étienne Chatiliez, Florence Quentin
Main cast Benoît Magimel, Valérie Lalande, Tara Römer

 regista Étienne ChatiliezÉTIENNE CHATILIEZ

Étienne Chatiliez was born on June 17, 1952 in Roubaix to Pierre Chatiliez, insurer, and Denise Rateau, and grew up in Marcq-en-Barœul with an older brother and sister.
Étienne Chatiliez was first editor for the radio and then for an advertising agency. Subsequently, he produced many commercials for television (including ERAM, whose spots will earn him several awards); then, he turns to the cinema.