Edith and Marcel (1983) - Rotten Tomatoes

Edith and Marcel (1983)



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This tragic musical drama chronicles the star-crossed love between beloved French singer Edith Piaf and World Middleweight boxing champion Marcel Cerdan who died in a plane crash. The tumultuous affair is paralleled by the love affair of a French POW and his young pen pal who get engaged after writing to each other for four years and having never met. Their romances are framed by the sad, torchy songs of Piaf. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Critic Reviews for Edith and Marcel

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (6)

The audience, unfortunately, will regret if they get snarled up in this 2 1/2 hours' traffic jam of song, schmaltz, and melodrama.

January 22, 2020 | Full Review…

The film is exhilarating. Here is a director in total command of his medium, reveling in Piafs conspicuous consumption.

January 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Fairly factual. I dare say, but rather embarrassing to this spectator.

January 22, 2020 | Full Review…

!t is hard not to fee! a sneaking affection for this preposterous film; in a hard, cynical age, Lelouch seems one of the few remaining directors who believe passionately in the kindling spirit of romance.

January 22, 2020 | Full Review…

It verges on the cherishably daft.

January 15, 2008 | Full Review…


January 15, 2008 | Full Review…

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