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Zelly and Me (1988)

 -  Drama  -  15 April 1988 (USA)
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A young orphan who lives with her grandmother in a large Virginian home infatuates herself with the voices of Joan d'Arc. Her nanny seeks out the help of a rich suitor (David Lynch's first ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Phoebe
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Mademoiselle Zelly
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Co-Co
Kaiulani Lee ...
Nora
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Earl
Courtney Vickery ...
Dora
Lindsay Dickon ...
Kitty
Jason McCall ...
Alexander
Aaron Boone ...
David
Lee Lively ...
Elegant Gentleman Record Narrator
John Raynes ...
Bus Driver
Lynn Hallowell ...
Waitress
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Taxi Driver
Rick Warner ...
Policeman
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A young orphan who lives with her grandmother in a large Virginian home infatuates herself with the voices of Joan d'Arc. Her nanny seeks out the help of a rich suitor (David Lynch's first real acting role) to take her and the orphan away when she realizes that the often cruel grandmother cannot offer the orphan the love that she needs. Ends with an unpredictable plot twist. Written by Jennifer Harrison

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When Love Burns
9 September 2000 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This movie has been a favorite of mine for a long time, but I don't know anybody else who likes it. What appeals to me is that the story is so simple but still so deep.

It is one of the biggest drama I have ever seen, but still, nobody dies, no ship goes down and so on. The drama is just the feelings of a little girl and a grandmother who "loves" her too much.

The film is very well acted (even Lynch is good) and the script is superb. There is an interesting reference in the film to Joan of Arc (the girl sees her self as Joan). In fact, the movie could easily bee seen as a Joan of Arc film.


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