Tous Les Matins Du Monde

Tous Les Matins Du Monde

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Director: Alain Corneau

Cast: Alain Corneau, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Gérard Depardieu, Anne Brochet


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Jazzman-turned-director Alain Corneau brings his extensive musical savvy to All the Mornings of the World. Jean-Pierre Marielle stars as legendary 17th-century baroque composer and viola da gamba player M. de Saint Colombe. Believing the only "true" music is that which is written down, Sainte…  See more details below


Jazzman-turned-director Alain Corneau brings his extensive musical savvy to All the Mornings of the World. Jean-Pierre Marielle stars as legendary 17th-century baroque composer and viola da gamba player M. de Saint Colombe. Believing the only "true" music is that which is written down, Sainte Colombe is vehemently opposed to performing in public. This stance is challenged by the composer's protégé, Marin Marais (Gerard Depardieu), a man of more commercial sensibilities. Leisurely and luxurious, All the Mornings of the World deservedly swept France's Cesar Awards (the Gallic equivalent of the Oscars). Watch for Gerard Depardieu's real-life son Guillaume Depardieu as the younger Marin Marais. All the Mornings is better known by its original French title, Tous les Matins du Monde.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
Alain Corneau's fictionalization of the relationship between noted 17th century composer Sainte-Colombe and his protégé Marin Marais is a moving meditation on love, music, and regret. Framed in flashbacks, as the now aged Marais, played by Gerard Depardieu, recalls how, as a musically precocious teenage boy who had outstripped his mentors, he was sent to seek further instruction from the brilliant reclusive Sainte-Colombe (Jean-Pierre Marielle). The composer reluctantly accepts the boy at the insistence of his two young, lonely daughters, and the drama of their relationship begins. As the film probes the differences between these two gifted men -- one who has turned away from a world whose hollow vanity he despises to hone his art, and the other, perhaps more gifted, yet loving the world and its pleasures and more profligate with his talents -- it reveals something about the paradoxical nature of artistic creation. For the rueful Marais, painful memories of lost love and talent are all that remain. Although the script, penned by musicologist Pascal Quignard, is a trifle literary, there is little else to find fault with in this fascinating, poignant film. The two leads are exceptionally compelling, and Depardieu's son Guillaume makes an auspicious screen debut as the young Marais. The film, beautifully shot by Yves Angelo, features a remarkable re-creation of the period's limited light sources. Music of the period, including the works of Lully, Couperin, and of course, Marais, and Sainte-Colombe also complement the film.
New York Times - Allan Kozinn
This is a fantastic evocation of both private and court music-making around the time of Lully. One highlight, in fact, is a court scene in which Gérard Depardieu, opulently bewigged and brocaded and conducting with a large staff in the manner of the day, leads Mr. Savall's Concert des Nations in a sizzling account of Lully's "Marche Pour la Cérémonie des Turcs."

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Koch Lorber Films

Special Features

8-page collector's booklet with essays by film critic Robert Horton and music historian Stuart Cheney

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean-Pierre Marielle Monsieur de Saint Colombe
Gérard Depardieu Marin Marais
Anne Brochet Madeleine
Guillaume Depardieu Young Marin Marais
Caroline Sihol Madame de Saint Colombe
Carole Richert Toinette
Violaine Lacroix Young Madeleine
Nadege Teron Young Toinette
Myriam Boyer Guignotte
Jean-Claude Dreyfus Abbe Mathieu
Jordi Savall Conductor

Technical Credits
Alain Corneau Director,Screenwriter
Yves Angelo Cinematographer
Marie-Josephe Berroyer Editor
Pierre Gamet Sound/Sound Designer
Corrine Jorry Costumes/Costume Designer
Jean-Louis Livi Producer
Bernard Marescot Executive Producer
Pascal Quignard Screenwriter
Jordi Savall Score Composer
Bernard Vezat Art Director,Production Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tous Les Matins du Monde
1. The Master [7:51]
2. Sainte Colombe [9:17]
3. A Gift for Toinette [7:46]
4. His Majesty's Request [11:46]
5. Marin Marais [9:26]
6. Madeleine's Room [15:32]
7. A Passionate Life [10:23]
8. "The Dreaming Girl" [17:25]
9. In Search of Music [5:34]
10. The First Lesson [:07]
11. "The Air My Daughter Loved" [13:39]
12. End Credits [2:08]

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Tous Les Matins Du Monde 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
rsrey More than 1 year ago
After watching this film we were ravenously hungry. And now I have to build my husband a shed in the garden so he can play his theorbo out there while I bring him snacks of bread, cheese, and wine. Seriously beautiful film, great music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is indeed one of greatest films, especially if you have profound passion for music as an artist of any artist of life. To really feel the deep sensation for sound and how it moves the heart is all portrayed in All THe Mornings of the World. A beautiful work true music lovers do not want to miss!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A movie full of sadness and joy, poetry and love. I have seen it few years ago in the TV and have had phantasy flashback since then. Thanks to the internet I can find it and see it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was my favorite movie of all time, next to Cinema Paridiso. Haunting and powerful cello music, worthy of purchasing a soundtrack at the very least.