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Lola (1961)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 14 October 1962 (USA)
A bored young man meets with his former girlfriend, now a cabaret dancer and single mother, and soon finds himself falling back in love with her.

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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Jacques Harden ...
Michel
Alan Scott ...
Frankie
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Madame Desnoyers
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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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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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References Breathless (1960) See more »

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Moi, j'Étais pour Elle
Music by Marguerite Monnot
Lyrics by Pierre Delanoë
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it's not a movie, it's real life looked through the eyes of a poet
9 November 2007 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

It's impossible to talk about "lola" without mixing ideas and, in most cases, without getting speechless. It's a movie that meets everything what a movie has to meet. Poetry, glamour, great music, dazzling photography, daily and real dialogs; but overall, "Lola" is the master of human sensibility. And that is what is "Lola", a story which is focused on sensations, love and hopes. Maybe I'm a bit exaggerated and little objective when i talk about this masterpiece, but when I see Lola crying because of Roland's happiness watching him through a the window of a bar, i can't avoid thinking "this is life, a mixture of magic and pain" Demy is a poet. He could collect poetry and reality, resulting in charming, elegant and fresh movie. Watch Lola without expecting anything, but be sure that, at the same moment you turn off the TV after watching it, you will be, as me, speechless. Just plenty of emotions.


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