The world's most popular entertainer and Europe's greatest boxer: the film puts the love affair of these two national heroes against a backdrop of the end of World War II, hotel suites in New York, transatlantic plane flights, Cerdan's loss of the world middleweight title to Jake Lamotta, and Piaf's gift for tragic love songs.
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Dedicated to Patrick Dewaere
, who committed suicide in the beginning of the shooting. He was replaced by 'Marcel Cerdan Jr'. who plays the role of his own father, the boxer Marcel Cerdan
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The video version released by Connoisseur Video (under the Cinematheque Collection banner) runs 140 minutes. The full-length French version runs 170 minutes. See more