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Édith Piaf's life has a story line right out of a Dickens novel. She was born into poverty. Her mother
soon abandoned her. As a teen she performed as a street acrobat and singer with her father. Her singing
career made her a national pop culture icon in France and took her to international fame. Her death at
age 47 brought over 100,000 into the streets of Paris to mourn her passing. Actress Marion Cotillard
won an Oscar for her portrayal of Piaf in this film.
Post-film discussion led by Lex Miller.
About the director Oliver Dahan.
About the career of Édith Piaf.
About the film.
A selection of reviews of the film.