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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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Cast

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Clotilde Joano ...
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Lucile Saint-Simon ...
Pierre Bertin ...
Jean-Louis Maury ...
Albert Dinan ...
Ave Ninchi ...
Sacha Briquet ...
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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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Les Bonnes Femmes  »

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 Men and Women (1964) See more »

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One of a kind
28 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A friend of mine - a film scholar - once said that this film shouldn't work but it does. He was absolutely right. I cannot think of one good reason why this film should be as good as it is. The tone is observational, like many films of the "New Wave," but it lacks the frenetic energy of Godard, or the jaded lyricism of Truffaut. The tone of the film changes drastically at several points, and in any other film this would become a big turn off. But a strand of sincere honesty about the characters and their emotions holds the film together, stronger than any formality.

Let the film take you where it wants you to go, and the experience is wonderful.


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