13 August 2006 | capricorn9
A History Lesson and more
What an excellent film this is. What you get is a filmed version of the popular stage show that was written and performed by Raquel Bitton, one of the greatest interpreters of music from the Piaf repertoire, in which she is performing the songs of Piaf. As well as the music you also get shots of Ms Bitton in Paris chatting with close friends of Ms Piaf. Though these scenes are in French with sub-titles, you get the feeling you are listening in on these secrets. The best of these scenes is the large group of friends (Ms Bitton managed to get together) that are sitting around a large table sharing their memories of Piaf. This is totally recommended for anyone who loves that kind of music and would like to know a little more.