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À propos de Nice (1930)

What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants.

Directors:

Boris Kaufman, Jean Vigo

Writer:

Jean Vigo (screenplay)
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What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants.

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Country:

France

Language:

None

Release Date:

28 May 1930 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Nizza See more »

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Production Co:

Pathé-Natan See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Silent | Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Clips from À propos de Nice (1930) were shown in the background on an edition of Top of the Pops (1964) when Alan Price performed Don't Stop the Carnival. See more »

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Referenced in À propos de Nice, la suite (1995) See more »

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class structure in France
30 June 2018 | by Lee EisenbergSee all my reviews

Jean Vigo directed only four movies before dying of tuberculosis at 29. All four of his movies are among the most renowned in cinema history, so I've decided to watch them on the Criterion Collection's release. His debut was 1930's "À propos de Nice", a reflection on the social stratification prevalent in the city (and France in general). We see the elites doing rich people things, while the working class spends its life toiling. No doubt Vigo's anarchist upbringing drove him to address class issues in his works. The wordless film uses various imagery - note the camera angles - to paint a much different picture of France's Mediterranean coast than we're used to.

I recommend it.


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