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Jacquot de Nantes (1991)

PG | | Biography, Drama | 25 June 1993 (USA)
Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. ... See full summary »

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Philippe Maron ...
Jacquot 1
Edouard Joubeaud ...
Jacquot 2
Laurent Monnier ...
Jacquot 3
Brigitte De Villepoix ...
Marilou, la mere
Daniel Dublet ...
Raymond, le pere
Clément Delaroche ...
Yvon 1
Rody Averty ...
Yvon 2
Hélène Pors ...
Reine 1
Marie-Sidonie Benoist ...
Reine 2
Jérémie Bernard ...
Yannick 1
Cédric Michaud ...
Yannick 2
Julien Mitard ...
Rene 1
Jérémie Bader ...
Rene 2
Guillaume Navaud ...
Cousin Joel
Fanny Lebreton ...
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Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. Jacquot is fascinated by every kind of show (theatre, cinema, puppets). He buys a camera to shoot his first amateur film... An evocation of French cineast Jacques Demy's childhood and vocation for the cinema and the musicals. Written by Yepok

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A tribute to Agnès Varda's husband of 33 years, Jacques Demy. The scenes of Demy's childhood were shot in the actual house that he grew up in. See more »

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1 April 2003 | by (vienna, austria) – See all my reviews

I think that director such as Jacques Demy, deserves much better treatment than the one he got in this poor cinema biography by Agnes Varda. This is done in low tradition of French TV dramas and I couldn´t find a single inspirational and emotional moment in this trivial film. Varda directed "Jacquot de Nantes" in a manner which is closer to the documentary feature but still not quite. So, what we got here is steady camera work which doesn´t allow us to see any emotions on screen and therefor care for the characters, and on the other hand it doesn´t go any deeper from the surface in documentary tradition. The ending is completely without any sense and it just goes on with the rest of the piece. Simply boring and very forgettable. One might also expect much more from the director of such classics as "Kung-Fu Master" and "Vagabond".


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