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Bay of Angels (1963)
"La baie des anges" (original title)

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Jean is a clerk in a bank. His colleague Caron is a gambler and gives him the virus. In the casinos, Jean meets Jackie. Their love affair will follow their luck at the roulette.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Jacqueline 'Jackie' Demaistre
Claude Mann ...
Jean Fournier
Paul Guers ...
Caron
Henri Nassiet ...
M. Fournier - le père de Jean
André Certes ...
Le direteur de la banque
Nicole Chollet ...
Marthe
Georges Alban
Conchita Parodi ...
L'hôtelière
Jacques Moreau
André Canter
Jean-Pierre Lorrain
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Jean is a clerk in a bank. His colleague Caron is a gambler and gives him the virus. In the casinos, Jean meets Jackie. Their love affair will follow their luck at the roulette. Written by Yepok

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A stirring journey into the nightmare of a woman driven by a strange passion.

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Drama | Romance

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1 March 1963 (France)  »

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Bay of Angels  »

Box Office

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$8,698 (USA) (30 November 2001)

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$85,840 (USA) (20 September 2002)
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Finnish censorship visa # 65992 delivered on 24-7-1963. See more »

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'Je croyais que cette vie n'existait plus'
6 March 2001 | by (Belfast, N.I) – See all my reviews

This is a kind of interesting film. It has been overshadowed by later, greater works by Jacques Demy, such as Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, but at its heart it has pretty much the same themes - the difficulties of translating American modernity into French provincial life. Moreau has an unusual turn as an Americanised film star, complete with bleached blonde hair -do a la Marilyn Monroe, playing Jackie, a gambler on the Cote d'Azur. Jean, on holiday from his strict father, falls in love with her. This slight plot (that really is it!)is the background for meditations on chance, love, luck, and life. There are some virtuoso cinematic moments, such as Jackie running toward Jean being glimpsed in mirrors at the end of the film. The overpowering score is slightly grating, but all in all it's a charming period piece.


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