Marion (1997)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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A financially struggling mason, his wife and their 10-year-old daughter Marion, one of six children, find themselves faced with a difficult choice when a wealthy Parisian couple asks to adopt her. This moving drama is set in a quiet Normandy village. Marion and her family are new in town and the house they move into needs a lot of work. Unfortunately, money is very tight. and there is not much they can do. Still the family is happy and tightly knit. Audrey and her businessman husband live in Paris, but like to spend weekends and holidays in the village. Like other wealthy Parisians, they are greeted with mixed emotions by the generally impoverished locals. One day Audrey has an accident near Marion's home and afterward becomes friends with Marion's mother. The childless Audrey is captivated by Marion and offers her many tastes of life's finer things. Believing it to be in her best interest, Audrey asks if Marion can live with them in Paris. But Marion's family wonders if the material gains Audrey offers will be worth the emotional cost to the girl.



adoption, large-family, life-choices, Mason, poverty