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Marie, the Doll (1976)

Marie-poupée (original title)
Marie is a 17-year old who was orphaned as a young girl. as a result, she has a tad of arrested development that makes her act much younger than her age. One day she looks in a store window... See full summary »

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Jeanne Goupil ...
Marie-Poupée
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Claude
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Ida Courtin
Bernard Fresson ...
Sergio - Le métayer
François Perrot ...
Pierre Courtin
Marie Mergey ...
Germaine - Claude's servant
Marius Laurey ...
Charles - Claude's servant
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Marie-Paule
Isabelle Cagnat
Nathalie Drivet ...
Françoise - Marie's friend
Alain Flick ...
Biclo
Pierre Forget ...
Charlot - Sergio's friend
Serge Frédéric
Barbara Hoffmann
Dominique Lavanant ...
Tante Alice
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Marie is a 17-year old who was orphaned as a young girl. as a result, she has a tad of arrested development that makes her act much younger than her age. One day she looks in a store window displaying various dolls. Claude the affluent store owner, sees her and becomes infatuated which leads to her and him meeting and deciding to go and take a look at Claude personal doll collection at his house. Marie unaware of Claude unhealthy obsession with dolls, decides to marry him. Written by expendaworzt

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A curious movie

What a weird french drama which I was not prepared for. Very unusual, oscillating between comedy and drama and finishing as a surprising tragedy. The ending reminds me a Twilight Zone episode, I don't remember which one. A film about fetishist Dussolier married to a sort of baby doll. A girl whom he is in love with only because her resemblance to a doll. Our male lead is a doll collector himself...

Good acting, not run of the mill as we could expect from a french comedy from the mid seventies. The director Joel Seria made interesting movies, good french stuff, such as LES GALETTES DE PONTAVEN.

A Worth gem.


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