LIFE IS A LONG QUIET RIVER

A film by Etienne Chatiliez

Cast : Patrick Bouchitey, Catherine Jacob, André Wilms, Hélène Vincent, Benoit Magimel

1988 / comedy / France / original title : LA VIE EST UN LONG FLEUVE TRANQUILLE / 90’ / Color / status : completed / French / long feature-film / French catalog

On one side is Le Quesnoy family, catholic middle class people, perfectly educated, and somehow boring. On the other side is Groseille family, poor and unsane, squeezed in a filthy apartment. Both families have nothing in common, except this one child in each family: born on the same day, and swapped by a nasty nurse in the hospital. The truth is revealed, children are exchanged, leading each family to the worst extend.

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