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A Very Curious Girl (1969)

La fiancée du pirate (original title)
An oppressed and exploited young woman (Marie) begins charging for her sexual favors and completely disrupts the smug patriarchal capitalist society of the village of Tellier.

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Marie
Georges Géret ...
Gaston Duvalier (Tonton Duvalier)
Henri Czarniak ...
Julien (as Henry Czarniak)
Claire Maurier ...
Irène
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Le Duc
Jean Parédès ...
M. Paul, dit La Tisane
Pascal Mazzotti ...
L'abbé Dard
Jacques Marin ...
Félix Lechat
Francis Lax ...
Emile
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André
Jacques Masson ...
Hippolyte
Marcel Pérès ...
Pépé
Micha Bayard ...
La Goulette (Mélanie Lechat)
Claire Olivier ...
La mère de Marie
Renée Duncan ...
Delphine
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An oppressed and exploited young woman (Marie) begins charging for her sexual favors and completely disrupts the smug patriarchal capitalist society of the village of Tellier. Written by English Showalter <showalte@crab.rutgers.edu>

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The story of the town amateur who lost her standing...among other things.

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3 December 1969 (France)  »

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A Very Curious Girl  »

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Nelly Kaplan used to work with Abel Gance....
7 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

...but in 1969,she began to stand on her own two feet.And it was a masterstroke."La fiancée du pirate" was a highly successful movie which has stood the test of time quite well.

Marie (Bernadette Laffont's vulgarity works wonders here) and her mother have always been outcasts ,living outside the village in a hut.Marie works on a farm where the lesbian farmer exploits her sexually and economically,and all the guys around treat her like a whore.When her mother dies,Marie does not want any religious funeral.Then begins Marie's revenge.Now she makes all the men from the village pay for her charms .She will turn all the hypocrite mean bourgeois's life upside town ,and her wholesale massacre comes to a head in the church where a tape recorder reveals the secrets ,warts an all.

Nothing intellectual here,but a good sense of humor.It proves that sex can lead to (local) woman's lib.


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