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4 January 1956 (France) See more »
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 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Agnès Varda 

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

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Also Known As:
"La Pointe-Courte" - France (original title)
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86 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Not very deep, 1 July 2011
Author: valadas from Portugal

Agnès Varda began her career in 1954 as a feature film director with this movie that tells two separate stories in reciprocal counterpoint: daily life at a fishing village near Sète in France with its joys and dramatic moments and the relationship between husband and wife when she who is a Parisian returns to him after he had chosen to return to his birthplace where he feels now very happy but that doesn't seem to please her very much at first and puts their marriage in danger. This situation is given in a series of soft dialogues between them which don't reveal themselves deep and meaningful enough to make us feel the sentiments behind them. Varda has done much better later with such very good movies like "Le Bonheur" or "Cléo de 5 à 7". However this movie is also classified as a landmark in the New Wave of French cinema that began about that time with names like Truffaut, Godard and Chabrol. It's this historical value that mainly makes this movie worth to be seen.

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