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Release Date:
20 November 1961 (USA) See more »
Louis Malle's Comedy With No Holds Barred !
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Catherine Demongeot ... Zazie

Philippe Noiret ... 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
Little Bara ... Permanent
Georges Faye ... Permanent
De Lannoy ... Permanent
Paul Vally ... Permanent
Jean-Yves Bouvier ... Permanent (as J.Y. Bouvier)
Jean-Pierre Posier ... Permanent (as J.P. Posier)
Jeanne Allard ... Permanent
Jacqueline Doyen ... Permanent
Arlette Balkis ... Permanent
Alegrina ... Permanent
Virginie Merlin ... Permanent
Irène Chabrier ... Permanent
Simone Duhart ... Permanent
Max Desrau ... Permanent
Claude Confortès ... Permanent
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Bigotini (as De Conink)

Sacha Distel ... Cameo appearance (uncredited)
Pâquerette ... (uncredited)
Jean Rupert ... Un touriste (uncredited)

Directed by
Louis Malle 
Writing credits
Raymond Queneau (novel)

Louis Malle  &
Jean-Paul Rappeneau 

Produced by
Louis Malle .... producer
Jean-François Malle .... producer (uncredited)
Napoléon Murat .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Fiorenzo Carpi 
André Pontin 
Cinematography by
Henri Raichi 
Film Editing by
Kenout Peltier 
Production Design by
Bernard Evein 
Costume Design by
Marc Doelnitz 
Makeup Department
Aïda Carange .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Irénée Leriche .... production manager
Hubert Mérial .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philippe Collin .... first assistant director
Olivier Gérard .... second assistant director
Richard Bigotini .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Marc Frédérix .... first assistant decorator
William Klein .... artistic consultant
Charles Merangel .... set dresser
Sound Department
André Hervée .... sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Louis Castelli .... still photographer
Jean Charvein .... camera operator
André du Breuil .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Yvette Bertrand .... assistant editor
Claudine Merlin .... assistant editor
Music Department
Jacques Métehen .... conductor
Other crew
Sylvette Baudrot .... script girl
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Zazie dans le Metro" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
"Zazie in the Subway" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
"Zazie in the Underground" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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93 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-8 | Germany:6 | Netherlands:AL | Sweden:11 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (original rating) | UK:12 (re-rating) (2006) | USA:Not Rated

Did You Know?

To accomplish the scene when Zazie and Uncle Gabriel walks down the street while the rest of Paris zips by at hyper speed, Director Louis Malle had his cinematographer under crank the movie camera allowing only 12 frames of film to pass through the camera each second. The typical speed is 24 frames per second. Then, he had Zazie and Uncle Gabriel walk in slow motion while the people in the background walked at a regular pace. Then, when the film is projected at the usual speed of 24 frames per second, the stars appear to be walking at a normal rate while the people in the background appear to be be zipping by.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Zazie:When's the strike over?
Uncle Gabriel:Dunno. I don't do politics.
Charles:It ain't politics. It's about bucks.
Zazie:Mister, you ever go on strike?
Charles:Gotta, to get fares hiked.
Zazie:[Referring to Charlie's taxi] You oughta pay people to ride in this stinking crate!
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Movie Connections:
Edited into Le Paris de Zazie (2005) (V)See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Zazie dans le métro (1960), 10 January 2012
Author: Martin Teller from Portland OR

For a long time I'd only heard vague things about this movie, but it was all very fawning and I had the sense that it was Malle's masterpiece. Then I saw a trailer that Criterion put together and my hopes were dashed. It just looked incredibly obnoxious. So I was steeling myself for a trying experience. In actuality, it's a mix of my premature impressions. Something like a Looney Tunes cartoon come to life, the film is bursting with colorful scenes, zany action, sight gags, slapstick, wordplay (much of which I assume is lost in translation), irreverent humor and wild camera tricks. I have to applaud the energy and inventiveness that Malle brings to the screen, it's a unique, anarchic and bold film with echoes in Tati, Jeunet and others. However, it's still a bit obnoxious. It's a weird sensation to be simultaneously charmed and annoyed, but very little of the comedy appealed to my sense of humor. It's all too wacky and madcap. Like HELLZAPOPPIN', I admire the spirit of it and kind of had fun with certain parts, but I doubt I would ever sit through it again.

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