Jazzman-turned-director Alain Corneau brings his extensive musical savvy to All the Mornings of the World. Jean-Pierre Marielle stars as legendary 17th-century baroque composer and cellist M. de Saint Colombe. Believing the only "true" music is that which is written down, Sainte Colombe is vehemently opposed to performing in public. This stance is challenged by the composer's protégé, Marin Marais (Gerard Depardieu), a man of more commercial sensibilities. Leisurely and luxurious, All the Mornings of the World deservedly swept France's Cesar Awards (the Gallic equivalent of the Oscars). Watch for Gerard Depardieu's real-life son Guillaume Depardieu as the younger Marin Marais. All the Mornings is better known by its original French title, Tous les Matins du Monde. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
I remember wanting to see this movie as a child. I am glad that I was forced to wait. I would have thought vague characters who abused one another, while wearing the mask of most dramatic actor a great film at the time. This movie was pure self indulgence for the Producer and the Director. I have seen better French films. The high score of the film was the music.
I loved the soundtrack from the very first moment, yet had to wait thirteen years to be able to see the movie itself. After all that I would have to say I'll stick with the soundtrack and hope the movie doesn't ruin my taste for the music itself. The cinematography was truly lovely, but the characters were not. The end of the movie implies that the moviegoer should be happy that the talented student should finally please his master, yet I found myself thinking "Et alors?" ("So what?"). I felt no connection to these characters, who seemed to love drama just for the sheer tragedy of it. As often happens with French cinema, I felt that each person miserably lived out his/her tragic life and then the movie was over. I felt neither enlightened nor enriched by this experience.
This was quite a disappointing film. The music was wonderful and some of the cinematography was interesting, but the pace was excruciatingly slow, much of the dialogue was pointless, the story line was disjointed, and the sexual interactions were invariably out of place and odd. Altogether a depressing experience.
we loved the real disc-story poignant, great actors-gorgeous scenery, costuming, unbelievable lush music--THEN we got the disc with all the extras on it, a week or so later-which counted for a whole movie-bummer-it should have come together as we then had to return and wait for next movie-so that was a disappointing part--