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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
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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
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Director Agnès Varda made the film for roughly $14, 000. All the money went towards renting equipment and film, none of the actors or crew members were paid.See more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
See It For The Visuals, 27 November 2011
Author: film_ophile from boston mass. usa

I am not a film historian or a fan of Nouvelle Vague. I wanted to see this film because it gave me the opportunity to see my hero, Philippe Noiret, when he was just 26. Thankfully we began by watching the interview w/ Varda, which really gives you a solid understanding of why this film was/is so important, mostly having to do with it being so innovative for its time, and its place as an influence on filmmakers that followed. The 2 story lines did not engage or interest me really.But the visuals were often terrific. And oddly enough, we had just the night before, watched Clash by Night, an American film of the same time which was shot on location in the fishing community of Monterey CA. While visuals were often excellent there as well,in Clash by Night the film really was the STORY, and a very passionate one at that.

La Pointe-Courte was also really important as an example of one of the few important "First Films' of a director,especially a woman director in 1955 , and really especially, one who had no previous experience in film making and no knowledge of film history.

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