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, SainteSee more details below

Overview

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."

Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/2013
UPC:
0741952744399
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
NR
Source:
Ent. One Music
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:55:00
Sales rank:
38,122

Special Features

Interviews with Alain Corneau, Jean-Pierre Marielle and Jordi Savall; Making-of featurette; 8-page 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. Scene 1 [7:21]
2. Scene 2 [8:24]
3. Scene 3 [7:01]
4. Scene 4 [7:00]
5. Scene 5 [7:17]
6. Scene 6 [8:00]
7. Scene 7 [8:07]
8. Scene 8 [6:43]
9. Scene 9 [7:16]
10. Scene 10 [6:55]
11. Scene 11 [6:25]
12. Scene 12 [9:34]
13. Scene 13 [:27]
14. Scene 14 [7:31]
15. Scene 15 [6:55]
16. Scene 16 [6:19]

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