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Director:
Writers:
Jacques Demy (writer)
Carole Eastman (english dialogue)
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Release Date:
1 April 1969 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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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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)

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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95 min (TCM Print)
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Certification:
Finland:S | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Sweden:Btl | USA:M

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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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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
every once in a while a movie like this comes on the TV, 19 December 2008
Author: RanchoTuVu from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

The time and the setting (late 60's LA) seem among the most authentic of any movie from that period, probably owing to the director who wasn't trying to exploit the culture like so many American directors of the time did. The film transcends nostalgia, and is very worth seeing for the style, authenticity, and music (provided by one of LA's greatest bands, Spirit). The main character played by Gary Lockwood (lots of TV credits over the years) is under great direction by Demy, who helps to make him into an American version of someone out of French New Wave. And into the wave comes Anouk Aimme, whom he meets in an LA "model shop", about as cool and detached a woman as ever graced the screen.

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