A male Parisian driving school owner who goes to see his doctor and complains of feeling run down is pronounced four months pregnant. When the diagnosis is confirmed by a specialist, the ... See full summary »
Delphine and Solange are two sisters living in Rochefort. Delphine is a dancing teacher and Solange composes and teaches the piano. Maxence is a poet and a painter. He is doing his military... See full summary »
Virginia Tregan returns to her home in the U.S. Deep South from a sojourn in Paris only to discover that her family plantation and its holdings have been lost. She determines to recoup her ... See full summary »
While working at his editing table cartoon maker Paul Grimault is visited by a little clown, the star of his movie "Le Roi et l'Oiseau". Paul, who is delighted, shows his guest several ... See full summary »
After having met Jean Marais on the set of "S. O. S. Noronha" (1957), on which he he was hired as assistant director, Jacques Demy was introduced to Jean Cocteau who was so impressed by the young man's enthusiasm that he offered him the rights of his short play "Le Bel Indifférent" to adapt as his very first fictional film. See more »
This short by Jacques Demy is based on Jean Cocteau's play.Although it begins with a curtain rising ,it was not filmed on stage (Edith Piaf and Paul Meurisse performed it on stage ,but it was not successful).One already feels Demy's interest in colors : only three ,the red walls,the black dress and the white sheets .The play is actually a long monologue,the man having not a single line to say :all that she says (she seems older than him) doesn't touch him in the least .It also seems that no-one is immune to his charm ,for after twenty minutes of plea,she is still waiting for him to come back.
Cocteau's influence on Demy would emerge again in his marvelous "Peau D'Ane" ("Donkey Skin").But this short is only for Demy's completists.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?