The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)

G  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  30 October 1969 (UK)
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Nice, eccentric, idealistic and slightly mad Countess Aurelia, who believes that the good must prevail over evil, decides to stand up to corrupt powerful leaders of Paris in her own way, which grabs everyones attention.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
The General
Oskar Homolka ...
The Commissar
The Chairman
The Prospector
Joellina Smadja ...
Prospector's girlfriend
Henri Virlojeux ...
The Peddler
The Reverend
Gordon Heath ...
The Folk Singer
Nanette Newman ...
George Hilsdon ...
Henri Cogan ...
Gerald Sim ...


Life is a Sunday in the park for Aurelia, a dotty Parisian countess. But sooner or later, Aurelia had to find out about the so-called sane world. Join her in a whimsical look at a topsy-turvy world...and at a handful of kooks crazy enough to care. Written by Anonymous

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With the world getting ready to blow itself up, look who's minding the store.


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

30 October 1969 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

La loca de Chaillot  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original Broadway production of "The Madwoman of Chaillot" by Jean Giraudoux opened at the Belasco Theater in New York on December 27, 1948 and ran for 368 performances. See more »


The Ragpicker: People are not the same, Countess. People are different. No one is involved with anyone anymore. There - there's been an invasion, an infiltration. The world isn't beautiful any longer. The world is not happy.
Countess Aurelia: Is this true? The world is not beautiful? The world is not happy? Why wasn't I told?
The Ragpicker: Because you've been dreaming a long time, Countess. And no - nobody wanted to disturb you.
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Visually stunning build-up

The first hour of this film amazed me, it's a visual treat, especially the cafe scenes with Brynner, Pleasance et al talking weird, and Chamberlain and the whacky bomb-plot; towards the end it does tend to get a little bogged down in meaningfulness, the trial scene loses some impact from being overindulgent, but overall the Madwoman is a fascinating look at sixties idealism with eye opening performances from some top stars and enough zany weirdness in the script to keep a David Lynch fan happy. Well worth a look, in my book.

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