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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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Jacques Demy actually wanted to direct the film himself but was too ill to do so. Agnès Varda to make it which she rushed to do before his death. See more »

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Who was better than Agnès Varda at making this documentary?
12 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

Absolutely nobody.

After all,they were married for 33 years ,their career began at roughly the same time,with the rise of the Nouvelle Vague ;Among the -sometimes outrageously overrated - directors of that school,Varda and Demy were among the less pretentious and their best works (mainly Demy) have stood the test of time quite well.

One cannot like Demy and not watch this documentary:it was made with love,taste and skill.Combining Demy's childhood,his hometown memories - his wildest dreams were to make shows-with the stories he transferred to the screen,Varda explores the genesis of them all,and her work is absorbing.Nantes ,"Lola" 's town ,should be remembered as Jacques Demy's hometown .Hence the title of the documentary.


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