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Flores
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Mme Diogène
Gregor von Rezzori ...
Diogène (as Gregor Von Rezzori)
Poldo Bendandi ...
Werther
Claudio Brook ...
The Great Rodolfo
Carlos López Moctezuma ...
Rodríguez (as Carlos Lopez Moctezuma)
Jonathan Eden ...
Juanito Diogène
Francisco Reiguera ...
Father Superior
Adriana Roel ...
Janine
José Baviera ...
Don Alvaro
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' ...
The Dictator of San Miguel (as José Ángel Espinoza)
Fernando Wagner ...
Father of Maria II
Roberto Pedret ...
Pablo
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Somewhere in Central America in 1907: Maria II is the daughter of an Irish terrorist. After her father's death, she meets Maria I, a singer in a circus. She decides to stay with the circus, and on her debut as a singer, she unintentionally invents the strip-tease and makes the circus famous. Then they accidentally meet a socialist revolutionary and find themselves leading a revolution against the dictator, the capitalists and the Church. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Viva Fun! Viva Can-Can! Viva Adventure! Viva Strip Tease! Viva Love! Viva Boom-Boom! See more »


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18 December 1965 (USA)  »

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$2,200,000 (estimated)
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"Breaking the fourth wall" dialogue when "Maria II" (Jeanne Moreau) is descending the stairs as "Flores" is being carried ahead of her, she begins what is later said to be "a rather free adaptation" of Mark Antony's funeral oration over Caesar's body from Shakespeare, in Act III, Scene 2 of Julius Caesar. As she begins, someone in the crowd asks "What's she up to?" And the magician "Diogène" says "This is her big scene." See more »

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The two Marias' underpants during the strip scene. See more »


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Ah Les P'tites Femmes De Paris
Music by Georges Delerue and lyrics by Louis Malle and Jean-Claude Carrière
Performed by Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau(Par entente avec Jacques Canetti)
(p) 1965, Philips
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31 August 2002 | by (Uruguay) – See all my reviews

This is a nice sexy action comedy with some controversial topics about a french actress and a irish terrorist in LatinAmerica. That is nice because nearly 40 years later, there isn't a better action comedy movie where the lead character were women. That's much better than Charlie Angel and much funny than any comedy these days. Diaz , Barrymore and Liu looks weak innocent and timy with these great french Divas. This are really gorgeous strong women. It's hard to believe that Hollywood now at day bring a more clever, sexy and controversial satire than Viva MAria! It's have some very enjoyable jokes like the skeleton of the man and the horse in the desert or the head of the bishop, and the Inquisition torture. The story is not very credible, too women that made a revolution but t's funny seen the pure semi boy Bardot transform in the ninfomaniac girl we all love. Not only Lois Malle direction is excellent, the song and there two leading ladies are incredible the Gorgeaus (in this movie talent) Bridgtte Bardot and the intense (And also beauty)Jeanne Moreau.

A GREAT PICTURE WITH THE BEST (and brave) ACTION HEROINES OF ALL TIME


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