I just watched this film twice & still can't figure out why the actress played the early Piaf all hunched over & expressionistic? I can understand if she was that way after the car wreck, but the timing in the movie doesn't make sense. I know she was a tiny woman, but the film is confusing in this regard. I've also been looking up a lot of press photos of Piaf & they convey a really joful woman. The film--while ALMOST great--focuses too much on the depressive & self-destructive side of her chatacter.