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Les Bonnes Femmes (1960)

Les bonnes femmes (original title)
Four Parisian women navigate the world of romance and daily life looking to fulfill their dreams but often find real-life to be inescapable.

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Clotilde Joano ...
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Albert Dinan ...
Ave Ninchi ...
Sacha Briquet ...
Claude Berri ...
Le copain de Jane
Jean Barclay
Rossana Rossanigo
Dolly Bell ...
La danseuse nue
Gabriel Gobin ...
Le père d'Henri (as Gabriel Gobain)
France Asselin ...
La mère d'Henri
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Storyline

Ginette, Rita, Jacqueline and Jane try to find fulfillment and love in their lives. Rita has a fiancé whose family is obsessed with social distinction; Jane has a boy-friend in the army, but does not hesitate to enjoy herself with chance encounters; Ginette has a mysterious passion that keeps her away from her colleagues at nights. Jacqueline is lonely; but who is that mysterious bike-rider who is constantly following her ? Written by Eduardo Casais <eduardo.casais@research.nokia.com>

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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22 April 1960 (France)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,578 (USA) (13 August 1999)

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$6,578 (USA) (13 August 1999)
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1.66 : 1
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Caused so much resentment among the public upon its release that some went as far as breaking seats in theaters as sign of protest. See more »

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Referenced in Eros (1964) See more »

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slow, but engaging
10 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

i liked this film. it has an ambigious quality about it, almost paradoxical. it has a feel of a documentary and is observational in nature, yet there is a obvious message or view taken by chabrol and the women in this film. they're doomed objects of desire for men. the women have this elusive quality about them, they're beautiful and somewhat misguided about the men in thier lives. they seem unattainable, yet vulnerable to a ominous unspoken danger that awaits them that is denoted by the music. there's this creepy yet mysterious sounding music that runs through the film when the female characters roam through the streets. and for some reason, all the men in this movie are misogynist jerks! they disrespect these women and believe they're entitled to them. yet, these women flirt with them and passively resist them for most of the film. chabrol lovingly shoots these women and has affection for them, but also sadness at their romantic naivety about the men in their lives that will bring them doom.


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