The Town is Quiet (2001)

The Town is Quiet
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 2hr 12mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Carole Guenot Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Bernard Cavalie Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jean-Louis Milesi Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Robert Guédiguian Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Robert Guédiguian Producer n/a 3 3000003
Bruno Ghariani Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Bernard Sasia Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jacques Menichetti Music n/a 120781 8000001
Catherine Keller Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Laurent Lafran Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Malek Hamzaoui Production Executive director of production 118216 11000001
Michel Vandestien Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Janis Joplin Song Performer ("Cry Baby") 120788 8000002
Michel Saint-Jean Producer n/a 3 3000002
Gilles Sandoz Producer n/a 3 3000001
Alexandre Ogou Actor Abderramane 1 1000005
Pierre Banderet Actor Claude 1 1000006
Pascale Roberts Actor Paul's Mother 1 1000004
Jean-Pierre Darroussin Actor Paul 1 1000003
Gerard Meylan Actor Gerard 1 1000002
Jacques Boudet Actor Paul's Father 1 1000007
Julie-Marie Parmentier Actor Fiona 1 1000008
Frederique Bonnal Actor n/a 1 1000012
Robert Guédiguian Director n/a 2 2000001
Veronique Balme Actor n/a 1 1000011
Jacques Pieiller Actor Yves 1 1000010
Christine Brucher Actor Viviane 1 1000009
Ariane Ascaride Actor Michele 1 1000001
Synopsis
Set within a working class milieu, the paths of many Marseille locals converge on a journey through the lives and daily struggles of a group of its inhabitants. At the center is Michele, a hard working fishmonger, who supports an entire family. Afer putting in back breaking hours, she must return home to a sullen husband and a daughter fighting a debilitating drug abuse. Michele commits to raising her baby granddaughter while her daughter battles heroin addiction. Reduced to selling her own body to pay for her daughter1s fixes, Michele meets Paul, a lonely former dockworker who now drives a gypsy cab. The heroin is provided by Michele1s former boyfriend Gerard who runs a small bar but has a secret second life. We also meet Abderamane, a young North African, recently out of prison and now looking for a way to make his mark on the world. He begins an affair with his former music teacher, Viviane, who can no longer bear the hypocrisy of her womanizing, pseudo-liberal husband.