The Children of the Marshland

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The Children of the Marshland
Les Enfants du marais.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJean Becker
Produced byChristian Fechner
Screenplay bySébastien Japrisot
Based onLes Enfants du marais
by Georges Montforez
Music byPierre Bachelet
CinematographyJean-Marie Dreujou
Edited byJacques Witta
Distributed byUGC-Fox Distribution
Release date
  • 3 March 1999 (1999-03-03)
Running time
115 minutes
Budget€9.2 million[1]
Box office$11.3 million[1]

The Children of the Marshland (French: Les Enfants du marais) is a 1999 French film directed by Jean Becker.


The film is set in a marsh, along the banks of Loire river in 1918. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three unruly children. Garris lives alone with his recollections of World War I trenches. Their daily life consists of seasonal work and visits from their two pals: Tane, the local train conductor and Amédée, a dreamer and voracious reader of classics.



  1. ^ a b "Les Enfants du marais". JP's Box-Office.

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