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Zazie dans le Métro (1960)

Zazie dans le métro (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy | 20 November 1961 (USA)
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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Catherine Demongeot ...
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Turandot
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Annie Fratellini ...
Vittorio Caprioli ...
Jacques Dufilho ...
Yvonne Clech ...
Odette Piquet ...
La mère de Zazie
Nicolas Bataille ...
Fédor
Antoine Roblot ...
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 ! See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Zazie dans le Métro  »

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This is the first film of Catherine Demongeot. 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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Albertine: For an engagement, a medium white is indispensable, with a touch of virginal silver.
Mado: I'll skip the virginal part.
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The origins of Amelie Poulain
27 November 2003 | by 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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