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Olivier Dahan, La Vie en Rose

With La Vie en Rose, writer-director Olivier Dahan has cracked the biopic with his thrilling retelling of the tumultuous life, loves, and tragedies of France's great singer Edith Piaf. La Vie boasts the mesmerizing, towering performance of Marion Cotillard, who plays Piaf in France's "little sparrow" from her days as a teenager singing in the gutter for pennies to her last days as a legend who lived only to sing. Dahan talks about truth, casting Cotillard alongside Gerard Depardieu and Catherine Allerget as well as finding the Moroccan actor who plays Piaf's great doomed love, boxer Marcel Cerdan.


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Stephen Schaefer hosts candid conversations with actors, filmmakers, producers and movie people near and far. Schaefer has over three decades of writing and talking about movies behind him. He is the author of the Hollywood spoof The Autobiography of Marla Del Marr as told to Stephen Schaefer  and is currently a film critic and entertainment writer for The Boston Herald; and a contributor to USA Today and Entertainment Weekly.