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4 January 1956 (France) See more »
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There are two parts to this film: sequences of life in the fishing village of La Pointe Courte (a government inspector's visit... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Agnès Varda 
 
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Agnès Varda 

Original Music by
Pierre Barbaud 
 
Cinematography by
Louis Soulanes 
Paul Soulignac 
Louis Stein 
 
Film Editing by
Alain Resnais 
 
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Carlos Vilardebó .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Georges Mardiguian .... sound
 
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Jeanne Vilardebó .... script girl
 

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"La Pointe-Courte" - France (original title)
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86 min
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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A dissenting voice...., 11 January 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I noticed that all the reviews currently on IMDb for "La Pointe-Courte" are very positive--and some are simply glowing. Well, let me be a voice of dissent, as I disliked the film intensely. While I could see their point that some of the camera-work was nice, I found the film to be pretentious and boring.

The film looks much like a French version of an Italian Neo-Realist film. The actors appear to be non-actors--local people from some French fishing community and the story, like a Neo-Realist film, is about ordinary people and ordinary things. Because of that, I found the first 33 minutes rather dull. Seeing folks in this fishing village only seemed interesting for a short time--then I failed to see any sort of point to the film. And, just when I thought it couldn't get much worse, it did! A newly wed couple you saw early in the film is now arguing--but arguing with absolutely no energy or intensity at all. And, oddly, apparently four years has passed since their last scene--though there is no sense of time passing at all in the film. And, instead of showing any emotion during this strange sequence, they TALK, TALK, TALK--while the camera plays annoying games with their profiles. Then, you see a closeup of a dead cat (who the @^## wants to see that?!) and then some eels. It's incredibly artsy-fartsy--that's for sure.

This simply is a film that normal folks would hate intensely. While I have a high tolerance for art films and have probably reviewed more than anyone on IMDb, this film was just too intensely boring and pretentious and made me wonder WHO the audience was for it. If you think I am wrong, try showing the film to a few friends and family members--I would venture that most would feel pretty much like me about the film.

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