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16 May 1986 (USA) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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10 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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VAGABOND (Agnes Varda, 1985) ***1/2 See more (33 total) »

Cast

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Sandrine Bonnaire ... Mona Bergeron, sans toit ni loi
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
Richard Imbert ... Son fils
Marthe Jarnias ... la vielle Tante Lydie

Yolande Moreau ... Yolande, sa bonne
Gabriel Mariani ... Son oncle AIMÉ B.I.O.N.N.E.T.
Patrick Lepcynski ... David, le juifferrant
Sylvaine Berger ... les Bergers
Michèle Doumeche ... La p... sur la route
Sabine ... le Bergers
Macha Méril ... la platonologne Mme Landier
Pierette Soler ... La dame qui parle à son mari
Pierre Emonnot ... le régisseur pas content

Stéphane Freiss ... Jean-Pierre, ingéneuragronome
Laurence Cortadellas ... sa femme Eliane
Emmanuel Protopopoff ... le routard donneur-de-sang
Vincent Sanchez ... l'infirmier
Michel Constantial ... Le réigisseur des caisses
'Garibaldi' Fernández ... Le maçon au bonnet rond
Alain Roussel ... l'homme-des-bois, violent
Yahiaoui Assouna ... Yahiaoui 'Assoun' Assouna, tailleur devinges
Aimée Chisci ... La régisseur du mas
Marguerite Chisci ... Sa femme a la télé et à la lessive
Geneviève Bonfils ... la voyageuse méfiante
Christian Chessa ... Le Zonard-Mac, a la gare
Setina Arhab ... la zonarde
Jacques Berthier ... Le petit monsieur bien-mis
Oliver Jongerlynck ... le racketeur au photomaton
Rémi Leboucq ... Le client racketé
Jean Dambrin ... le trichlomane
Bébert Samcir ... lr joueur d'harmonica
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Directed by
Agnès Varda 
 
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Agnès Varda 

Produced by
Oury Milshtein .... producer
 
Original Music by
Joanna Bruzdowicz 
 
Cinematography by
Patrick Blossier 
 
Film Editing by
Patricia Mazuy 
Agnès Varda 
 
Production Management
Oury Milshtein .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jacques Royer .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jonathan Liebling .... foley artist
Jean-Paul Mugel .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Philippe Tourret .... restoration coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sans toit ni loi" - France (original title)
"Without Roof or Law" - International (English title) (literal title)
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105 min
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Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
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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References Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)See more »
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A Contre-CourantSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
VAGABOND (Agnes Varda, 1985) ***1/2, 18 December 2006
Author: MARIO GAUCI (marrod@melita.com) from Naxxar, Malta

This is only my second proper Varda film: I've only watched her documentary on her late husband (director Jacques Demy), JACQUOT DE NANTES (1991) and her ode to nickelodeon days ONE HUNDRED AND ONE NIGHTS OF SIMON CINEMA (1995); I do have 4 more titles by her on VHS but, alas, only in French i.e. with no English subtitles!

Despite being past her vintage, this is a remarkable piece of work: affecting but unsentimental, vivid rather than depressing. It deals with the last few days of a vagrant girl (a member of the working-class who got fed up with her vapid lifestyle and decided to find herself again 'on the road'), played with candor and great passion by Sandrine Bonnaire - a deserving Cesar Award recipient (the film itself emerged triumphant at Cannes). Still, the film doesn't romanticize her existence at all - the rejections and abuses she suffers throughout her journey, the abject poverty, the bitter cold, indeed her entire unwholesome environment - and, in fact, has all the air of being a story gleaned from the headlines (fittingly given a cine-verite' approach by Varda, providing intermittent interrogations by the police of the people who saw her last and one particular character addressing the audience directly at several stages during the film!).

Necessarily episodic in nature, the film does goes on a tad too long (especially the interlude with the Arabic immigrant, who actually plays himself!) but it basically covers the gamut of emotions, while also containing an unexpected - but most welcome - spurt of irreverence in the scenes involving a senile rich old lady, the messy (and vaguely Surrealist) Wine Festival towards the very end, and extending even to the droll final credit roll! Like a number of their early releases, the Criterion DVD is unfortunately bare-bones.

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