Edith and Marcel (1983)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama, Melodrama, Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 168 min.  |   Countries - France  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

This tragic musical drama chronicles the star-crossed love between beloved French singer Edith Piaf and World Middleweight boxing champion Marcel Cerdan who died in a plane crash. The tumultuous affair is paralleled by the love affair of a French POW and his young pen pal who get engaged after writing to each other for four years and having never met. Their romances are framed by the sad, torchy songs of Piaf.



boxing, champion, pen-pals, POW (Prisoner of War), romance, singer