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A Gorgeous Girl Like Me (1972)

Une belle fille comme moi (original title)
Stanislas Previne is a young sociologist, preparing a thesis on criminal women. He meets in prison Camille Bliss to interview her. Camille is accused to have murdered her lover Arthur and ... See full summary »

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Claude Brasseur ...
Maître Murene
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Arthur
Guy Marchand ...
Roger, aka Sam Golden
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Stanislas Prévine
Anne Kreis ...
Hélène
Philippe Léotard ...
Clovis Bliss
Gilberte Géniat ...
Isobel Bliss
Michel Delahaye ...
Marchal
Danièle Girard ...
Florence Golden
Jérôme Zucca ...
L'enfant cinéaste amateur
Gaston Ouvrard ...
Le vieux gardien de prison / Old prison warder
Martine Ferrière ...
La secrétaire de la prison / Prison Secretary
Jacob Weizbluth ...
Alphonse, le muet / Alphonse, the mute
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Stanislas Previne is a young sociologist, preparing a thesis on criminal women. He meets in prison Camille Bliss to interview her. Camille is accused to have murdered her lover Arthur and her husband Clovis. She tells Stanislas her life and her love affairs... Written by Yepok

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A Gorgeous Bird Like Me  »

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Une belle fille comme moi
Music by Jacques Datin
Lyrics by Jean-Loup Dabadie
(Editions Igloo-Marouani)
Performed by Bernadette Lafont (uncredited)
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Released the same year his ex-friend was making 'Tout Va Bien'...
8 November 2000 | by (dublin, ireland) – See all my reviews

Like Michael Winner, Truffaut thinks a feminist movie would be about a sexually promiscuous woman who turns the tables on a serious of idiotic men who are so caricatured that they bear little relation to the real oppressors facing women at this time, especially in institutionally misogynistic France.

I should really like this film, it has everything I wanted - directed by the maker of my three desert-island films; magic realism; a Chinese-whispers narrative structure; bawdy comedy; grotesques; superb performances. Bernadette Lafont is sprightly in the lead role, escaping all the traps men lay for her (including her director). Andre Dussolier is sensational is his first role as the intellectual, spectacles-wearing professor who can't see beyond his own nose, and Guy Marchand is hilarious as a spectacularly vain rock star.

All these things are good. The film isn't. Go figure.


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