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The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)

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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The Broker
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Dr. Jadin
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Josephine
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The Reverend
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The General
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The Commissar
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Constance, the Madwoman of Passy
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Gabrielle
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Irma
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Roderick
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The Chairman
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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. See more »

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30 October 1969 (UK)  »

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La loca de Chaillot  »

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While he continued to appear in television productions, this was Danny Kaye's last motion picture film role. See more »

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The Ragpicker: Countess if only you knew... Shall we tell her?... Nothing Countess, it's you that are hiding. You see, there was a time when old clothes were as good as new. In fact they were better because when people wore clothes they gave something to them. But that was a long time ago, Countess. Just as, there was a time when... when garbage was a pleasure. Oh, it smelled a little strange or seemed confused, that's because there was everything there. The smell of sardine, of iodine, cologone, roses. An ...
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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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