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The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  30 October 1969 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Roderick
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Josephine
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Joellina Smadja ...
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Nanette Newman ...
Irma
George Hilsdon ...
Waiter
Henri Cogan ...
Waiter
Gerald Sim ...
Julius
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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.

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Comedy | Drama

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30 October 1969 (UK)  »

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La loca de Chaillot  »

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John Huston was originally set to direct this film, but left the production some 17 days before shooting was due to begin. Bryan Forbes agreed to take over in order to have the experience of directing Katharine Hepburn, who became a close friend; he also insisted on hiring Ray Simm, a regular collaborator, as the set designer, and several last-minute alterations were made to already-built settings. Forbes also gave Michael J. Lewis his first job as a film composer. See more »

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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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Smashing
23 December 2000 | by (England) – See all my reviews

A delightful, gentle, quirky and poetic movie. The entire story takes place in the mind of the title character - an eccentric old dear who dreams of a world in which love is requited and evil is simply banished back into the darkness from which it came. The film is by turns moving, funny and magical

  • and the cast (especially Evans, Brynner, Homolka and Kaye) are a


delight. If you are in the mood to be taken into a gentle, unfashionable, charming world of love, poetry and idealistic whimsy, then this movie is for you.


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