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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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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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Zazie: [to Albertine from departing train] Goodbye, sir.
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The best... if you are fluent in french
2 November 2000 | by (Montréal, Québec) – See all my reviews

Raymond Queneau is my favorite writer. He was one of the rare giants of french litterature who could make you really laugh out loud while you were reading one of his classics.

ZAZIE DANS LE MÉTRO was his funniest novel, but if you are not fluent in french, you will miss a lot of the jokes; Queneau loved to play with the language.

Fortunately, Louis Malle has done a good job in adapting the humor of Queneau, translating the novel into a more visual, slapstick, cartoon-like movie. An intelligent comedy that is it's own unique category.


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