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Vagabond (1985)

Sans toit ni loi (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 16 May 1986 (USA)
In winter in the south of France, a young woman is found frozen in a ditch. She's unkempt, a vagabond. Through flashbacks and brief interviews, we trace her final weeks as she camps alone ... See full summary »

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Setti Ramdane ...
le marocaine qui la trouve
Francis Balchère ...
un gendarme
Jean-Louis Perletti ...
un autre
Urbain Causse ...
un paysan interrogé
Christophe Alcazar ...
un autre, brûleyrr de fossé
Dominique Durand ...
le premier motard
Joël Fosse ...
l'autre, Paulo, amant de Yolande
Patrick Schmit ...
le camionneur
Daniel Bos ...
Le démolisseur
Katy Champaud ...
le jeune fille à la pompe
Raymond Roulle ...
le vieux aux allumettes
Henri Fridlani ...
le fossoyeur
Patrick Sokol ...
le jaune homme au sandwich
Pierre Imbert ...
le garagiste
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In winter in the south of France, a young woman is found frozen in a ditch. She's unkempt, a vagabond. Through flashbacks and brief interviews, we trace her final weeks as she camps alone or falls in with various men and women, many of whom project their needs onto her or try to give her life direction. She squats in an old house smoking hash with a man, falls for a Tunisian laborer and works beside him pruning grape vines, stays with a couple shepherding goats, meets an agronomist trying to save plane trees, gets tipsy with an old woman, and has an offer to appear in porn films. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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In the opening segment, Mona (Sandrine Bonnaire) is lying in a ditch in the vineyard. The character Mona is supposed to be dead, but if you look at the actress's neck you can clearly see a neck artery visibly pulsing. See more »

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la platonologne Mme Landier: Why did you drop out?
Mona Bergeron, sans toit ni loi: Champagne on the road's better!
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In My Tea
Written by Catherine Ringer and Fred Chichin
Performed by Les Rita Mitsouko
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a classic
8 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just finished seeing sans tot Ni Li ten minutes ago and I can truthfully say that I am reverberating from the shock of having confronted a true classic. By "Classic" we are talking here the ilk of Blue Angel and Casablanca. This film portrays the existential tale of human loneliness embodied by the forlorn hapless Mona, incapable of love and unwilling to thank people for their efforts to help her....And those who help her- how skillfully they are handled by the movie maker.

Whether to hold their nose, love her or kick her, they know not.Last week I saw "North Country", loved it and gave it 3 stars, but this epic of the strange wandering girl deserves 5. It is the best movie I have seen this year. The five stars apply also to the music, photography and characterizations.


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