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The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)

Les demoiselles de Rochefort (original title)
Two sisters leave their small seaside town of Rochefort in search of romance. Hired as carnival singers, one falls for an American musician, while the other must search for her ideal partner.




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Solange Garnier (as Françoise Dorleac)
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Pamela Hart ...
Leslie North ...
Patrick Jeantet ...
Boubou Garnier
Andy Miller
Yvonne Garnier
René Pascal ...
Pépé (as René Bazart)


Delphine and Solange are two sisters living in Rochefort. Delphine is a dancing teacher and Solange composes and teaches the piano. Maxence is a poet and a painter. He is doing his military service. Simon owns a music shop, he left Paris once month ago to come back where he fell in love 10 years ago. They are looking for love, looking for each other, without being aware that their ideal partner is very close... A film whose scenario is much less important than its feeling of euphory, according to the director Jacques Demy. Written by Yepok

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A dazzling new musical treat from the creators of "Umbrellas of Cherbourg." See more »


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Release Date:

11 April 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Young Girls of Rochefort  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$9,907 (USA) (14 August 1998)


$88,463 (USA) (25 September 1998)

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Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


French new-wave director Agnès Varda (Demy's wife) makes a cameo in the film as a nun who visits a music shop. See more »


In the dance sequences when Andy first arrives, the dancers are in full sun in the street but by the end the shadows have almost covered the entire width of the street. See more »


[first lines]
[in French, using English subtitles]
Bill: Set up here?
Etienne: OK.
Bill: OK.
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Concerto (ballet)
Written by Michel Legrand
Courtesy of Warner Chappell Music France /BMG Publishing
Danced by Gene Kelly and Françoise Dorléac
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A tasteful feast of Music, Dance and Colours
19 July 1999 | by (Lisbon, Portugal) – See all my reviews

If the 60´s were an excelent decade to explore new color matches, try new forms, and accentuate the visual part of your life in terms of Design, Fashion, and other industries, Les Demoiselles de Rochefort is one of the brightest examples of the study in color applied to a movie. In this film, every color is studied to the full, its possibilities enlightened the sets and made us enter a world of tasteful fantasy. Director Jacques Demy, winner of the Cannes festival for "Les Parapluis de Cherbourg" directs the two sisters, Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac as the twin sisters living at the village of Rochefort, waiting for their perfect love to arrive. Gene Kelly, Michel Piccoli and Danielle Darrieux complete the cast of one of the most beautiful films I ever saw.

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