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Zazie dans le métro (1960)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  20 November 1961 (USA)
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This merry farce depicts a satirical view of the French society: Ten-year-old Zazie has to stay two days with her relatives in Paris, so that her mother can spend some time with her lover. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Demongeot ...
Zazie
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Uncle Gabriel
Hubert Deschamps ...
Turandot
Carla Marlier ...
Albertine
Annie Fratellini ...
Mado
Vittorio Caprioli ...
Trouscaillon
Jacques Dufilho ...
Ferdinand Grédoux
Yvonne Clech ...
Madame Mouaque
Odette Piquet ...
Zazie's mother
Nicolas Bataille ...
Fédor
Antoine Roblot ...
Charles
Marc Doelnitz ...
M. Coquetti
Jacques Gheusi ...
Le gérant
Christine Howard
Louis Lalanne ...
L'amant de Jeanne
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This merry farce depicts a satirical view of the French society: Ten-year-old Zazie has to stay two days with her relatives in Paris, so that her mother can spend some time with her lover. However Zazie escapes her uncle's custody and sets out to explore Paris on her own. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Louis Malle's Comedy With No Holds Barred !

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French visa # 23146. See more »

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When the policeman is harassing the sexy blonde lady with the blue dress, the crew is visible on the windows of one of the cars passing by. See more »

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Madame Mouaque: [very drunk, to Gredoux] People are mostly cunts. You too, cunt.
Ferdinand Grédoux: You hear this...
Madame MouaqueFerdinand Grédoux: [increasingly absurd fisticuffs ensue throughout bar as Zazie is passed out]
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The origins of Amelie Poulain
27 November 2003 | by (Milano, Italy) – See all my reviews

A product of the French New Wave, this movie is more than 40 years old, but it still has the powers to make you leave your mouth open, either to laugh or just to be in awe. Extremely different from anything you can find on the screens today, "Zazie" is able to entertain you even without a coherent plot or a bunch of lines that make sense. A dark-short-haired witty little girl goes around an extremely colorful Paris meeting unusual and funny people. Does this remind you of anything? Actually "Zazie" had already gone beyond the borders of the land that would be explored by "Amelie" 40 years later. Maybe this means that the future is behind our backs? It is time to turn around.


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