The Children of the Marshland

The Children of the Marshland

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jean Becker
Produced by Christian Fechner
Screenplay by Sébastien Japrisot
Based on Les Enfants du marais
by Georges Montforez
Starring Jacques Villeret
Jacques Gamblin
André Dussollier
Michel Serrault
Isabelle Carré
Music by Pierre Bachelet
Cinematography Jean-Marie Dreujou
Edited by Jacques Witta
Distributed by UGC-Fox Distribution
Release dates
  • 3 March 1999 (1999-03-03)
Running time
115 minutes
Country France
Language French
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. 1 2 "Les Enfants du marais". JP's Box-Office.

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