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Zazie dans le métro (1960)

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This merry farce depicts a satirical view of the French society: Twelve years old Zazie has to stay two days with her relatives in Paris, so that her mother can spend some time with her ... 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: Twelve years 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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Comedy | Fantasy

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20 November 1961 (USA)  »

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Zazie dans le métro  »

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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 »

Quotes

Madame Mouaque: [about Gabriel] That elephant dances?
Zazie: And in a tutu!
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Edited into Le Paris de Zazie (2005) See more »

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Beware of the Child
11 June 2009 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This has to be seen to be believed! Malle seems just as well to be the victim of Zazie's dark whirlwind surrealism as the audience themselves. Never again achieved an adolescent movie character such an anarchic quality. Despite all the displays of technical outrageousness and pure buffoonery, the pic never feels as superficially sketch-like as many of Dick Lester's works. And the complete lack of warmheartedness is a relief in a picture featuring a young girl!

Now that's a truly original way to declass French bourgeoisie and throw an anti-Fascist pie in their faces! And it's one of the few hommages to silent comedy (amongst sundry allusions to cinema and social topics) that really work. And it's one of Malle's best.

9 out of 10 polar bears


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