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Jacquot de Nantes (1991)

PG | | Biography, Drama | 25 June 1993 (USA)
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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. ... 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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References La fille de Madame Angot (1935) See more »

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Jacquot de Nantes (1991)
6 January 2012 | by (Portland OR) – See all my reviews

Agnes Varda's biographical sketch of Jacques Demy's childhood and how it shaped him into a filmmaker. I use the word "sketch" because the film doesn't really go in-depth to any degree and it feels like a pretty superficial treatment. However, there's a lot of warmth and charm to it, and the anecdotes being revealed make for compelling material. If the sort of nostalgia on display isn't terribly original, at least there is some originality in the structure, tying clips from Demy's work to specific moments to his youth. The brief scenes of the real Demy (presumably not long before his death) help keeps things fresh as well. While this didn't knock my socks off, it was a very pleasant and endearing movie.


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