France, 1930s. César runs a bar established in the Old Port of Marseilles. His son Marius dreams of sailing and refuses to acknowledge his love for Fanny who gives herself to him hoping he will stay in place. But the ungrateful man embarks on a three year journey out at sea. Upon finding out she is pregnant, Fanny agrees to marry the old Panisse. Stopping-off in Marseilles Marius is not welcome and immediately sets sail for the South Seas. When Panisse dies Fanny reveals to her twenty year old son the truth about his birth. Shattered by the news, Césariot decides to look for his biological father. But a series of misunderstandings prompt him to reject that unworthy father. Feeling remorse, César brings back happiness to the ‘Bar de la Marine’.
Original Title: La Trilogie Marseillaise
Original Version: French
Duration: 3 x 90'
Dubbed in: English
Director: Nicolas Ribowski
Writer: Marcel Pagnol
Cast: Roger Hanin, Henri Tisot, Eric Poulain, Gaëla Le Devehat, Lenie Scoffié, Bernard Larmande, Maxime Lombard, Bernard Renan
Producer: Jacques Nahum
Director of photography: Jacques Renoir
Art Director: Pierre Michon
Costume: Claude Ghene, Charlotte Joly, Agnès Nègre
Sound: Pierre Bertrand, Pierre Blain
Editor: José Heppell
Music: Vladimir Cosma