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Up, Down, Fragile (1995)

Haut bas fragile (original title)
Adventures of three young women in a hot and lazy Paris in summer.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marianne Denicourt ...
Louise
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Ninon
Laurence Côte ...
Ida
André Marcon ...
Roland
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Lucien
Wilfred Benaïche ...
Alfredo
Marcel Bozonnet ...
Man in the stairway
Philippe Dormoy ...
Le complice de Ninon
Enzo Enzo ...
La chanteuse
Pierre Lacan ...
Recordshop seller
Stéphanie Schwartzbrod ...
Lise
Christine Vézinet ...
Estelle
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Sarah (avec)
László Szabó ...
Le père de Louise (voice) (as Laslo Szabo)
Alain Rigout ...
La victime de Ninon
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The film follows the story of three girls in contemporary Paris. One searches for her lost mother since she knows she's adopted. The other has come out of a coma and needs to have a love relationship aside from his mysterious father. The third one is a crook who redeems herself through love. The action is commented by songs and dance routines. Written by robervil

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Montsouris
Lyric by Pascal Bonitzer
Music by François Bréant
Performed by Nathalie Richard and Marianne Denicourt
Editions : Warner Chappel Music France / Emma Production
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Good modern French film
13 March 2002 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

You can trust Rivette. The New Wave is not dead! Fresh and enlightening, definitely not boring (despite the Rivette-standard-length). People in Paris during summertime whose stories link together. A sort of ball of yarn that unrolls more and more as you go on watching. The dancing scenes are top-notch. Good Paris views. Any fans of the New Wave films should not miss this film; Anna Karina has a pretty big role and she does it good as ever. She has aged though, as you will see. My favorite scene is in the end when the camera shows inside Karina's house and one of the walls is filled with old posters of Karina. And she says something like: don't bother about that old rubbish.

I'll vote it a 4 out of 5. Watchers unfamiliar with French films in general and The New Wave in particular maybe won't find it very interesting though.


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