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Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
"Cléo de 5 à 7" (original title)

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This movie shows us Cléo, a French singer, who is afraid of getting the result of a test from her doctor. She believes that she has cancer and will die of the disease. We follow her for two... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Florence, 'Cléo Victoire'
Antoine Bourseiller ...
Antoine
Dominique Davray ...
Angèle
Dorothée Blanck ...
Dorothée (as Dorothée Blank)
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Bob, the Pianist
José Luis de Vilallonga ...
The Lover
Loye Payen ...
Irma, la cartomancienne
Renée Duchateau
Lucienne Marchand ...
La conductrice du taxi
Serge Korber ...
Plumitif (the lyricist)
Robert Postec ...
Le docteur Valineau
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Arthur Brunet
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This movie shows us Cléo, a French singer, who is afraid of getting the result of a test from her doctor. She believes that she has cancer and will die of the disease. We follow her for two hours while she cruises through the streets of Paris. At the end, she meets a soldier who is going to the war in Algeria the next day. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Trivia

The film actually covers Cléo from 5:00 to 6:30. The final chapter for the film ends at 6:30. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of Chapter 3, as Cleo is putting on a black hat, the camera-man's right arm can be seen in the mirror next to her. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[in French, using English subtitles]
Irma, la cartomancienne: Cut the deck please. Choose nine cards with your left hand. Three for the past, three for the present, three for the future.
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Why I love French Film
24 June 2004 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

This film is a perfect example of why I love French film. In a word, realism. In many words, the desire to capture life's most important, daring, fanciful, yet haphazard moments with the faith that by doing so you are illustrating a timeless notion. Cleo from 5 to 7 plucks a single string from a singer's life and by pulling at it, illustrates the fabric of the beautiful and unique, but predetermined world that it is woven into. What illustrates this best is the third scene of the movie when the heroine flits about a local shop browsing hats. The camera shows her shopping but also captures many reflections that expose the larger world around her. The window pane showcases soldiers marching by, foreshadowing the war in Algiers. The mirrors take snapshots of Cleo with different head-dresses all be-speaking a future she won't choose. In the background, her maid sits disapprovingly. Small details like these, that are often neglected in other movies, are the backbone of this work of art. Cleo from 5 to 7 is a movie about much more than two hours in the lead character's life. It is about the character's whole life as illustrated by two hours. Like Joyce's Uylsses, it finds parallels between the struggles of a day with the struggles of a life.


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