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22 September 1995 (France) See more »
In tribute to her late husband, the wife of the respected French director honors his life and artistic works by highlighting his vision in clips and interviews. | Add synopsis »
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Anouk Aimée ... Herself
Richard Berry ... Himself
Nino Castelnuovo ... Himself

Danielle Darrieux ... Herself

Catherine Deneuve ... Herself
Françoise Fabian ... Herself

Harrison Ford ... Himself
Claude Mann ... Himself
Marc Michel ... Himself

Jeanne Moreau ... Herself

Jacques Perrin ... Himself

Michel Piccoli ... Himself

Dominique Sanda ... Herself
Anne Vernon ... Herself
Caroline Bongrand ... Une demoiselle de l'Allée Raffet
Marine Landrot ... Une demoiselle de l'Allée Raffet
Camille Taboulay ... Une demoiselle de l'Allée Raffet

Michel Legrand ... Himself / Lui-même au piano

Michel Colombier ... Himself / Lui-même au piano
Gerald Ayres ... Himself (as Gérard Ayres)
Didier Baron ... Himself
Claude Berri ... Himself
Jean-Pierre Berthomé ... Himself
Mag Bodard ... Herself
Christian Chaudet ... Himself
Anne-Marie Cotret ... Herself
Hélène Demy ... Herself

Mathieu Demy ... Himself
Annie Duperoux ... Herself (as Annie Dupeyroux)
Bernard Evein ... Himself
Louise-Françoise Hervieu ... Herself
Henri Janin ... Himself
Martine Jouando ... Herself
Patricia Louisianna Knop ... Herself (as Patricia L. Knop)
Emmanuel Machuel ... Himself
Annie Maurel ... Herself
Dominique Païni ... Himself
Anne-Marie Rassam ... Herself

Bertrand Tavernier ... Himself
Bernard Toublanc-Michel ... Himself
Claude-Marie Trémois ... Herself
Rosalie Varda ... Herself (as Rosalie Varda-Demy)
Gérard Vaugeois ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Françoise Dorléac ... Herself (archive footage)

Jacques Demy ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Fernand Ledoux ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jean Marais ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mathilda May ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Yves Montand ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jim Morrison ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Micheline Presle ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Delphine Seyrig ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

François Truffaut ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Agnès Varda ... Herself (uncredited)

Directed by
Agnès Varda 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Agnès Varda 

Original Music by
Michel Colombier 
Michel Legrand 
Cinematography by
Stéphane Krausz 
Peter Pilafian 
Georges Strouvé 
Film Editing by
Marie-Josée Audiard  (as Marie-Jo Audiard)
Sound Department
Thierry Ferreux .... sound
Jean-Luc Rault-Cheynet .... sound
Editorial Department
Agathe Devaux-Charbonnel .... assistant editor

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Also Known As:
"L'univers de Jacques Demy" - France (original title)
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90 min
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
An engaging amble through Demy's scrapbook, 19 May 2007
Author: TrevorAclea from London, England

Documentary The World of Jacques Demy aka L'Univers de Jacques Demy, Agnes Varda's second film about her husband (after her semi-fictionalised film about his childhood, Jacquot de Nantes), eschews a chronological approach for a more scrapbook like amble through his career, which is one way of avoiding the inevitable decline of his career and ending on a high. Utilizing archive interviews, on-set footage, reuniting co-stars and hearing from fans (mostly teenage girls), surprises abound, such as footage of Demy and Harrison Ford hanging around while shooting tests for his forgotten US sequel to Lola, Model Shop (Ford was replaced by Gary Lockwood at the studio's insistence Ford would never be a box-office star) or a chubby Jim Morrison visiting the set of Peau D'Ane. While it offers ample inadvertent examples of why much of his post-60s work was less than successful – many of the more obscure films look simply awful - it does make you want to see the odd lesser-known work like the surprisingly dark looking The Pied Piper, and the 90 minutes pass surprisingly easily.

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