An Italian mother (Bolkan) who has not heard from her daughter (Schneider) in a long time travels to London, where the daughter is living, and is shocked to be confronted with the young ... See full summary »
Enrico Maria Salerno
Giovanni è un giovane contattato da una casa editrice cattolica per pubblicizzare, con il suo volto, un libro sulla vita di Cristo. Francesca è una misteriosa ragazza che incontra sulla ... See full summary »
Raissa, Henriette and Theresa have completed several years of their long prison sentences. On their first 24 hours vacation the traffic employees are on strike. So the three meet and spend ... See full summary »
A girl, Marie (Miou-Miou) is led into prostitution by her pimp boyfriend, Gerard (Daniel Duval). She must not only give money to him but to the gangsters that explore him as well. Marie, together with a friend, Maloup (Maria Schneider), will try to become independent. They start to work the streets on their own but they will meet physical and sexual violence. They return to the brothels, and Marie goes back to her pimp, but Gerard has his caprices and wants more and more he's in a spiral downwards and he's leading Marie with him. There's seems to be no escape.
"La Derobade" is a grim film it shows the streets, the city scum and the violence that is an ever-constant threat to the girls who work the streets. It's a sad life.
The film is based on the memoirs written by Jeanne Cordelier. Miou-Miou is Marie - her acting is nothing short of luminous. And the musical score gives the film a reflexive, melancholic tone.
"La Derobade" is unique in the genre it is at the same time poetic and realistic. A neglected gem that deserves more recognition.
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