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Donkey Skin (1970)
"Peau d'âne" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Family, Fantasy  |  20 December 1970 (France)
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A fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won't have to marry a man she doesn't love.

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La princesse / La reine bleu
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Le roi bleu
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Le prince charmant
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La reine rouge, la seconde reine
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Le roi rouge, le seconde roi
Henri Crémieux ...
Le chef des médecins (as Henri Cremieux)
Sacha Pitoëff ...
Le premier ministre (The Minister) (as Sacha Pitoeff)
Pierre Repp ...
Thibaud
Jean Servais ...
La voix de (voice)
Georges Adet ...
Le savant
Annick Berger ...
Nicolette
Romain Bouteille ...
Le charlatan
Louise Chevalier ...
La vieille fermière
Sylvain Corthay ...
Godefroy
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The education of a princess wrapped in a love story. A king and queen live happily until her sudden death. The king decides to marry his lovely daughter. She's willing, but the Lily Fairy serves as a social conscience, intent on thwarting incest. She instructs the princess to request a series of dresses impossible to make; however, the king's tailor succeeds. So the fairy plots the princess's escape, wearing the skin of the king's prize donkey. She's spirited away to be a scullery maid dressed in the noisome skin. A wandering prince sees her in the woods and is smitten. Can love find its course, and does the princess learn a lesson of life's hardships? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Donkey Skin proved to be Demy's biggest success in France with a total of 2,198,576 admissions. See more »

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La princesse: A cake for the prince. My cookbook! Apple savarin, rum pastry, walnut delight, royal cream puffs - no. Apricot cobbler, plum soufflé... strawberry shortcake, pineapple charlotte. No. Ah... a love cake!
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French beauty at its best
20 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Jacques Demy is a French maker who is famous for his musicals such as "les parapluies de Cherbourg" or "les demoiselles de Rochefort". For this movie, he chose to adapt a fairy tale written by Charles Perrault during the seventeenth century and he wisely chose. This movie is a real treat, an absolute enchantment and rare are the movies that succeed in recreating the wonderful atmosphere of fairy tales. Everything, here, reaches a level of perfection rarely reached: sceneries and costumes are marvellous, especially the rooms of the first castle that you see at the beginning of the movie. Moreover, a part of it was made at Chambord. Then, the music is really gorgeous and the songs ravishing. I also noticed that Demy introduced a contemporary humor which contains numerous anachronisms. For example, near the end of the film, Jean Marais appears in a helicopter! However, the story takes place in the seventeenth century. How strange it is... Don't forget, a performance of quality. Catherine Deneuve is an ideal and delicate princess but Jean Marais is probably the best actor in the movie. He's very convincing in his role of tormented and jaded king. Besides, it was his last role for the cinema. After that, he's given over to painting and sculpture. Even if certain special effects are a little kitsch, the movie is impregnated with a lot of poetry. So, at the end, a movie that seduces the eyesight and the hearing and this is one of Demy's masterpieces.


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