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Lola (1961)

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Roland Cassard is a young man with no job and seemingly no prospects. By chance, he runs into his former girlfriend, Cecile who works as a dancer at a cabaret under the stage name Lola. She... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marc Michel ...
Jacques Harden ...
Michel
Alan Scott ...
Frankie
Elina Labourdette ...
Madame Desnoyers
Margo Lion ...
Jeanne, Michel's Mother
Annie Duperoux ...
Cécile Desnoyers (as Annie Dupéroux)
Catherine Lutz ...
Claire, the bar owner
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Daisy
Yvette Anziani ...
Madame Frédérique
Dorothée Blanck ...
Dolly (as Dorothée Blank)
Isabelle Lunghini ...
Nelly
Annick Noël ...
Ellen
Ginette Valton ...
Hair Stylist's Mistress
Anne Zamire ...
Maggie
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Roland Cassard is a young man with no job and seemingly no prospects. By chance, he runs into his former girlfriend, Cecile who works as a dancer at a cabaret under the stage name Lola. She is now a single mom and works hard to provide her young son with all of the necessities of life. Lola still hopes that her son's father, Michel - the true love of her life - will someday return to them. Seeing Lola again confirms to Roland that he is in love with her but his feelings aren't reciprocated. Roland has also met Madame Desnoyer and her 14 year-old daughter, also called Cecile. Madame Desnoyer, a widow, is quite taken with Roland but he has little interest in her. For Roland, he sees little future in remaining in France. Written by garykmcd

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14 October 1962 (USA)  »

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Jacques Demy's first film is a tribute to Max Ophuls. See more »

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Referenced in Seventeen Times Cecile Cassard (2002) See more »

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Written by Agnès Varda
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Wonderful
26 March 2001 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

LOLA is a wonderful movie. It may not have the intensity of THE UMBRELLAS or even YOUNG GIRLS, but it is the beginning of the Demy sensibility that came to fruition in those films. The difference is that in LOLA he takes more from the contemporary films scene, bowing to his peers as well as his predecessors. Despite criticisms, the effect of the film, its music and playful qualities, its excellent acting and camera, still puts contemporary films to shame.


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