I spent two very enjoyable hours recently watching this film. I don't think any other film has touched me so much. Edith was born in Paris to a mother who was a street singer;indeed it is believed by some that she was actually born on the street. She was named after Edith Cavell the British heroine of WW1. Her mother could not look after her and she eventually went to live ith her grandmother who ran a brothel. Her life was such a tragic one but she had a great talent. No other singer can sing her songs like she can herself. For me this film was exceptional; Marion Cotillard was brilliant in her portrayal of Edith. This film is now available in DVD and Blueray. Brilliant!!