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''La Vie en Rose'' (French title : ''La Môme'') is a 2007 romanticized {{biopic}} about the glorious and tragic life of French singer Music/EdithPiaf. It stars MarionCotillard in the leading role, for which she won the [[AcademyAwards Oscar]] for best actress. It also became one of the only French films to win more than one Oscar, the other being for makeup. The international title comes from what is probably her most famous song, "La Vie en Rose".

The film's narrative structure is a largely [[AnachronicOrder non-linear series of key events]] from the life of Edith Piaf, many of which the audience ultimately learns are evoked as {{flashback}}s from within Edith's own memory as she's dying. Despite the fractured narrative approach, the film is anchored at the beginning by predominance of elements from her childhood, and at the end with the events prior to and surrounding her death.

!!The film provides examples of the following tropes:

* AdaptedOut: Some important parts of Edith's life were not featured at all in the movie:
** Her life during WorldWarII and her father's death.
** Her MayDecemberRomance, marriage and concerts with Théo Sarapo in her final years. (he's barely mentioned at the end)
* TheAlcoholic: Edith, very much so.
** Louis Gassion (her father) too.
* BreakTheCutie / BrokenBird: Edith. Oh God...
* CircusBrat: Edith, once she has been reclaimed by her father.
* DrunkenSong: Edith bursts into one with her father at some point.
* EiffelTowerEffect: Just have a look at the American poster here.
* GlasgowGrin: In one scene, young Edith and Titine draw a non-disfiguring Glasgow Grin on each other's face, with lipstick.
* GoryDiscretionShot: There's an incident during Edith's childhood where one of the prostitues she lives with suffers a customer who wanted to "play doctor"; we're never shown exactly what it is he did to her but seeing her colleagues (including even the usually unflappable Madam) clutching themselves suggests you'd really rather not be.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Edith and her best friend, Simone Berteaut, nicknamed "Mômone" (played by Sylvie Testud).
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: All the women in the brothel, but Titine (Emmanuelle Seigner) in particular. She's a young troubled redhead prostitute who becomes emotionally attached to little Edith. [[HeartwarmingMoments She sings to, plays with, and tenderly cares for Edith through her job]] including an episode of keratitis-induced blindness that is healed through their prayers to St. Thérèse.
* IdleRich: How Edith mostly behaves once she's successful.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Mother, Like Daughter]]: Edith became a singer, like her mother, albeit a really successful one.
* OscarBait: Once she is over 10, there is not a scene with Edith where she is not suffering from her alcoholism, drug addiction, or her many ailments and injuries.
** As the result it managed to snatch 2 [[AcademyAwards Oscars]] - the only French film to do so. [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0450188/awards?ref_=tt_awd Plus a long list of other awards.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: Titine, the prostitute who took care of Edith when she was a child, [[TearJerker until Edith's father came back to reclaim her]].
* RagsToRiches: From a poor little girl in the streets of Paris to an international star.
* RapidAging: At the end of her life at age 47, Edith looks like she's in her 80's or more, because of her accidents, depression, chronic fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis and morphine abuse.
* TheScapegoat: In 1936, Edith is wrongly accused of having killed Louis Leplée, her first manager. The police accusation doesn't last long but she's booed by her audiences for some time.
* StreetUrchin: Edith, at the beginning.
* TemporaryBlindness: A very young Edith becomes blind because of her keratitis. She recovers some time after a pilgrimage on the grave of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux.
* TitleDrop:
** For the French title, it happens when Louis Leplée (Creator/GerardDepardieu) chooses Edith's stage name : "La Môme Piaf!".
** When Edith sings "La Vie en Rose", for the [[ForeignLanguageTitle international title]].
* TheUnseen: Théo Sarapo (Edith's last husband) is barely mentioned at the end when Edith dies.
* WorldWarOne: Edith's father was mobilized during the war.