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Up, Down, Fragile (1995)
"Haut bas fragile" (original title)

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Adventures of three young women in a hot and lazy Paris in summer.



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Laurence Côte ...
André Marcon ...
Wilfred Benaïche ...
Marcel Bozonnet ...
Man in the stairway
Philippe Dormoy ...
Le complice de Ninon
Enzo Enzo ...
La chanteuse
Pierre Lacan ...
Recordshop seller
Stéphanie Schwartzbrod ...
Christine Vézinet ...
Sarah (avec)
László Szabó ...
Le père de Louise (voice) (as Laslo Szabo)
Alain Rigout ...
La victime de Ninon


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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12 April 1995 (France)  »

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Up, Down, Fragile  »

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Abracadabrantesuque !
Lyric by Marianne Denicourt
Music by François Bréant
Performed by Marianne Denicourt
Editions : Warner Chappel Music France / Emma Production
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The best Rivette film and one of the highlights of the 90's.
2 July 1999 | by (Northeim, Germany) – See all my reviews

Although the film was released in Germany with only one copy I believe that it is not only Rivette's best film and that does mean very much but also one of the best movies of the 90's. It's Rivette's most funny and most light film. The female characters and his look at Paris is even more wonderful than in his other movies. As in all of Rivette's film everything can happen and the film is indeed full of wonderful surprises. But mostly I admire Haut bas fragile for Rivette's sense of the possibilities of the cinema which has become a very rare thing in our days.

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