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Jacques Demy (writer)
Carole Eastman (english dialogue)
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Release Date:
1 April 1969 (USA) See more »
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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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  (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
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)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:S | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Sweden:Btl | USA:M

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Anouk Aimée played a character named Lola in both this and Jacques Demy's first film, Lola (1961).See more »
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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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The French New Wave comes to Los Angeles...not a big night at the movies, but pleasant enough, 12 October 2009
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Gary Lockwood cuts an amusingly masculine presence on the screen: dressed in T-shirts and blue jeans, chain-smoking and driving a revamped jalopy--his hair combed down over his forehead like a teenage car mechanic--he's like a walking centerfold out of Tiger Beat. Lockwood plays an unemployed denizen of Los Angeles who follows peculiarly glamorous Anouk Aimée one afternoon down the city street and into a model shop (where men can photograph girls--look but don't touch). She's a French immigrant who'll be returning home soon (something to do with her papers), and he's been drafted and about to have his car repossessed. Certainly a one-night-stand is all these two lovelies can afford, but the things they talk about, the connection they make, may last a whole lot longer. Director Jacques Demy seems to have fallen in love with late-'60s L.A., and much of the movie is spent just following Lockwood around from place to place. It isn't right to say the picture meanders (it hasn't got agenda enough to actually meander), though it does feel mighty thin. Films based upon character discussion are apt to tire some viewers' patience, but those in the mood for a low-keyed, would-be love story could certainly do worse. Lockwood is cut from the same cloth as Adam Roarke or Robert Forster: boyish but solemn, perhaps a loner, and of very few words. Still, he connects with the audience right away on an intrinsic level (you trust him) and his final scene on the telephone is a winner. **1/2 from ****

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