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Writers:
Jacques Demy (writer)
Carole Eastman (english dialogue)
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Release Date:
1 April 1969 (USA) See more »
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Maybe Tomorrow. Maybe Never. Maybe. See more »
Plot:
George Matthews is a young man who is having a bittersweet affair with a French divorcée in Los Angeles... See more » | Add synopsis »
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American young man likes a French prostitute in LA; however, at same time he receives his draft notice for the Vietnam War and he doesn't have money. See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Anouk Aimée ... Lola aka Cecile

Gary Lockwood ... George Matthews
Alexandra Hay ... Gloria
Carol Cole ... Barbara
Tom Holland ... Gerry (as Tom Fielding)
Severn Darden ... Portly Man
Neil Elliot ... Fred
Jacqueline Mille ... Model No. 1
Duke Hobbie ... David
Anne Randall ... Model No. 2
Craig Littler ... Rob
Hilary Thompson ... Girl Hippie
Jon Lawson ... Tony
Jeanne Sorel ... Secretary
Jon Hill
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jay Ferguson ... Jay (uncredited)
David Mink ... Bearded Hippie (uncredited)
Ken Prymus ... Short-Order Cook (uncredited)
Mildred Shay ... (uncredited)

Fred Willard ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jacques Demy 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jacques Demy  writer
Carole Eastman  english dialogue

Produced by
Jacques Demy .... producer
 
Original Music by
Spirit 
 
Cinematography by
Michel Hugo 
 
Film Editing by
Walter Thompson 
 
Production Design by
Kenneth A. Reid 
 
Set Decoration by
Antony Mondello 
 
Costume Design by
Gene Ashman 
Rita Riggs 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Carrie White .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John M. Poer .... dga trainee
Herb Willis .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Les Fresholtz .... sound
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
 
Music Department
Ralph James Hall .... music editor (as Ralph Hall)
Marty Paich .... conductor
 
Other crew
Shirley Ulmer .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
95 min (TCM Print)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Finland:S | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Sweden:Btl | USA:M

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Trivia:
Anouk Aimee played a character named Lola in both this and Demy's first film, Lola.See more »
Quotes:
Lola aka Cecile:[Lola is modeling for George, whose photo session is just about over] You have only one left. If you want me to do anything...
George Matthews:I like what I've got.
Lola aka Cecile:You don't seem particularly interested in photography.
George Matthews:I'm not. I'm more interested in you. Besides, I don't think the guys who come here give a damn for the art of photography, do they?
Lola aka Cecile:I don't judge the customers. It's not my concern.
George Matthews:It's kind of degrading work, isn't it? Why do you do it?
Lola aka Cecile:To make my living... But I don't like this word, "degrading." After all, I don't know what YOU do, to make your living.
Lola aka Cecile:Me? Nothing, right now.
Lola aka Cecile:[laughs somewhat mockingly] Then you don't run the risk of degrading yourself by working.
George Matthews:You're French.
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
American young man likes a French prostitute in LA; however, at same time he receives his draft notice for the Vietnam War and he doesn't have money., 19 December 2008
Author: Arlene Bowman from Canada

Just viewed the Model Shop, 1969 last night but not all of it because I suddenly switched it on TV, Ted Turner Classics on cable. I liked it a lot. I have not seen a lot of the other films Demy made, but I've seen the other new wave films made by other filmmakers. I really like that period of film-making. Luv it.

Someone's comment said, he or she didn't the romance between Lockwood and Aimee, that it was chilled, but I liked it because of that. I liked it's slowness, the late sixties time, the long takes as Gary Lockwood drove his car around LA, the whole look.

I lived in LA, not in early 70's but during the late 70's-94. I miss LA a lot. Sometimes I hated it living there for several reasons, but sometimes I really liked it. Seems like I grew up there in my adult life.

I knew most all of those streets or was familiar with a lot of the the streets I saw in the film where the character Gary Lockwood drove around.

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