|Portrayed by||Jacky Ido|
- “Oui, Shosanna.”
Marcel is Emmanuelle Mimieux's assistant and lover of African descent.
Marcel was born in France, from a family of African immigrants. He became a film projectionist and worked in the cinema owned by Mimieux.
Chapter Three - GERMAN NIGHT IN PARIS
Marcel is seen carrying some film reels, when Shosanna was working on the film letters. He is seen again after the film screening that Shosanna held for Joseph Goebbels and his staff. He is reluctant at first to join Shosanna's plan to burn the Nazis during the night premiere using her 350 film reels, but quickly changes his mind. When Shosanna asks him if the filming equipment works especially the sound recorder, he says yes, he filmed a guitarist he met in a cafe a week before. When he asks her why she needs it, Shosanna tells him he need it to make a film just for the Nazis.
Chapter Five - REVENGE OF THE GIANT FACE
He has been helping Shosanna with controlling the projectors, and, in the plan to sabotage the Stolz der Nation premiering, shooting Shosanna's monologue that was to be inserted into one of the reels, and to start the burning of the cinema by lighting a pile of highly-combustible film placed behind the screen. He most likely perished in the flames.
Marcel is Shosanna's lover and extremely loyal to her. Although he harshly questions her decision to open the theater for a German Night, and initially is reluctant to burn the cinema down, Shoshanna convinces him of her plan to kill all the German and Nazi attendees by torching the place. He ignites the nitrate film pile behind the screen and probably dies when the blast of flame engulfed everything, sacrificing himself for Shosanna's revenge.
- What the fuck are we supposed to do?
- I'm not talking about that. You are talking about that.
- You mean we wouldn't need any MORE explosives?
- Ooh la la, Danielle Darrieux.
- Oui, Shoshanna.
- When Marcel sees Shosanna dressed in red, with a black birdcage veil on her face and hanging her small purse he compares her to Danielle Darrieux.
Behind the scenes
Marcel was played by French actor Jacky Ido.