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Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (1975)

Three attendees at a puppet theater don various roles in order to sing a variety of songs by Jacques Brel, all while hippies and other eccentrics cavort about them.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elly Stone ...
Lady With Shopping Bag
Mort Shuman ...
Taxi Driver
Joe Masiell ...
Marine
...
Himself
Annick Berger
Moni Yakim
Bernard Lafontaine
France Lombard
Sophie Héroux
Nico Sirakos
Jean Schianno
René Quivrin
Paule Tanneur
Martial
Jean Nény ...
(as Jean Meny)
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Storyline

Jacques Brel Is Alive, etc. once toured American and European theatres. The show is comprised of 35 songs written by the famous travelling troubedor Jacques Brell (who also stars in the film version). The film centers on various aspects of life (love, marriage, death, war, etc.). Written by T.P. Addams <quiddity@netzone.com>

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Drama | Music

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27 January 1975 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Jacques Brel él, jól van és Párizsban lakik  »

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CAD 850,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The stage version was conceived for a quartet of players, two male and two female. For the film version, the material was reconfigured in terms of a trio, two men and one woman. Elly Stone and Mort Shuman recreated their stage roles, with Stone inheriting most of the material performed on stage by Alice Whitfield. Shawn Elliott's role was performed on screen by Joe Masiell. See more »


Soundtracks

Jackie (La chanson de Jacky)
Written by Jacques Brel and Gérard Jouannest
Performed by Mort Shuman
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Brel Lives!
15 January 2000 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

How rare it is for a musical to be filmed with members of its original stage cast! In this case, 1/2 of the stage version(Elly Stone and Mort Shuman) star, along with a cast replacement, Joe Masielle(another original member, Shawn Elliott, is in the background chorus). AND, as a special plus, this musical revue's subject appears to perform a song himself. The eclectic non-book of "Brel" doesn't necessarily translate well on screen. Ahhhh...but the Songs! Rendered with impeccable feelings of passion, regret and desire, Mr. Brel IS truely alive and well. This film is truly a haunting experience, and make anyone a fan of the late Belgian songmaster.


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