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Yoyo (1965)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 19 February 1965 (France)
A man has everything: dozens of servants, a palace, vast woods, gardens, a lake, mechanical toys, private entertainment troupes of musicians and dancers. He has it all - but love. When ... See full summary »

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(scenario and adaptation), (scenario and adaptation)
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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Yoyo / le millionaire
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Isolina
Philippe Dionnet ...
Yoyo enfant
Luce Klein ...
L'écuyère
Arthur Allan
Amédée
Armand Andrieu
Baixas
Martine de Breteuil ...
Madame de Briac
Philippe Castelli ...
Le domestique (as Castelli)
Luc Delhumeau ...
Le douanier
Gabrielle Doulcet ...
La dame au collier
Les Ballets de René Goliard
François Lalande
Georges Loriot ...
(as Loriot)
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A man has everything: dozens of servants, a palace, vast woods, gardens, a lake, mechanical toys, private entertainment troupes of musicians and dancers. He has it all - but love. When alone, he sits at a desk, sighing, and looking at a photograph of a pretty girl. One day, the circus descended onto his palace, and amidst all the fun it brought, he recognized the Amazon on the white horse - the girl in the photograph. The girl is now the mother of a small boy, Yo-Yo, whom she considers that looks like the millionaire, even under a clown's make-up. The boy will spend some time in the palace, in awe of so much riches, but he will leave (in a dream-like scene) on the tusks of the elephant. Time passes - and one day Yo-Yo will be the owner of his father's palace in decay. Starting from scratch, he will rebuilt it, and be praised as a great clown, an artist, a film-maker, a millionaire. Yet, something is amiss... Written by Artemis-9

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19 February 1965 (France)  »

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1.66 : 1
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This film was released in 1965 and was Pierre Etaix's second feature film after The Suitor (1963). It was co-written by Jean-Claude Carriere and was restored in 2007 but was temporarily blocked from viewing for legal reasons until 2010. See more »

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Le Millionaire, Yoyo's father: Where is she now?
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References The Great Dictator (1940) See more »

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One of the Best Film Experiences of My Life
22 March 2013 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

I'm 47. It's genius. I have no other words, to say them would be a disservice.

OK my review didn't pass the quantity test: I have to write more lines otherwise I can't submit this.

Tarkovsky's "Ivan's Childhood" has burnt indelible images into my mind, so did this film.

This film also bought me joy. It's very beautiful, very very funny and at times very sad.

It's highly stylised throughout, each period of the story is depicted through the cinema conventions of that period (somewhat). The stylisation continues through highly over-exaggerated but incredibly musical sound design and almost no dialogue.

The cinematography is stunning, the direction and editing are stunning, the performances are excellent throughout.

I may be alone in thinking that this is one of the greatest films but please make your own judgement, I'm happy.


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