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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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Sublime poetry for the senses See more (37 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

Directed by
Agnès Varda 
 
Writing credits
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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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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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Goofs:
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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Oh BabySee more »

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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Sublime poetry for the senses, 18 May 2003
Author: techie76

sans toit ni loi ( without a roof nor rule) by Agnes Varda

Visual poetry in films is rarely sublime.Mostly its an interpretation that is fed to us either by the director of the film or some high-faultin critic who manages to see color in sepiated walls.The rare film that manages to transcend leaves you speechless with nothing to say as words fail to capture the essence , beauty and enigma of that film. All you can say is today I was blessed. Like a born again christian or a corpulent evangelist you wish to celebrate your new found faith with words , gestures , anything that says to the director of the film, you gave me a day of absolute completeness today and a film that will forever stay with me like unrequited love. That transcendental, evocative , sensitive , visually dazzling , transcendence is sans toit ni loi by agnes Varda. The film as has been pointed out is the cinematic equivalent of ulysses . Like James Joyce , varda lets rip a stream of consciousness that is disturbing , sincere and beautifully sublime.The protoganist is a young female drifter, a vagabond who is eternally free. She requires human contact only to fulfill her basic needs and her solitude is complete and absolute , accentuated by her complete disdain for authority or advise.The people she meets are all left with indelible memories of her.Those that pity her are later assailed by thier own infirmities. She refuses to blend or compromise and as one character says is perpetually withering.She dies alone and uncared for and she leaves absolutely no conventional emotional baggage behind.This isnt about a hippie , or a bum , or a dope addict or just a mentally unsound person. Its about a compassionate person who choses to abnegate all her social bonds and moral barriers and lives for nothing more than basic survival. She is the eternal soul that is freedom. Pure , absolute and totally decadent freedom.

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