Marius is the first part of Marcel Pagnols classic trilogy following the loves and losses of a Marseille port community. Actor and director Daniel Auteuil (The Well-Diggers Daughter) has made a sumptuous adaptation that will make you swoon. Marius (Raphakl Personnaz) is the strapping young son of Cisar (Auteuil), a blustery cafe owner. Marius has known and adored the pretty fishmonger Fanny (Victoire Bilizy) since they were children, but he is torn between his love for her and his love for the sea. Fanny, meanwhile, is being courted by the kindly old shop owner Panisse (Jean- Pierre Darroussin), who offers wealth and stability. Marius and Fanny are torn between freedom and responsibility, and every decision they make leads to greater heartbreak. With it's brilliant and beautiful performances, Marius is a soaring satisfying melodrama that would make Pagnol proud.