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Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne ()

Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (original title)
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A society lady engineers a marriage between her lover and a cabaret dancer who is essentially a prostitute.

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Jean
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Hélène
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Agnès
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Mme. D
Jean Marchat ...
Jacques
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La bonne
Marcel Rouzé
Bernard Lajarrige
Lucy Lancy
Nicole Regnault
Emma Lyonel
Marguerite de Morlaye
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Gilles Quéant ...
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Directed by

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Robert Bresson

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Robert Bresson ... (scenario & adaptation)
 
Denis Diderot ... (novel "Jacques le fataliste et son maître")
 
Jean Cocteau ... (dialogue: additional)

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Raoul Ploquin ... producer

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Jean-Jacques Grünenwald

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Philippe Agostini

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Jean Feyte

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Max Douy

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Mme Grès ... (uncredited)
Schiaparelli ... (uncredited)

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Robert Lavallée ... production manager

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Paul Barbellion ... assistant director
Roger Spiri-Mercaton ... assistant director (as Roger Mercanton)

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James Allan ... assistant art director
Robert Clavel ... assistant art director

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Robert Ivonnet ... sound (as Ivonnet)
Lucien Legrand ... sound (as Legrand)
René Louge ... sound (as Louge)

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Maurice Pecqueux ... camera operator
Marcel Weiss ... camera operator

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Raymond Pillon ... location manager

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Suzanne Bon ... script supervisor

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Plot Summary

Hélène understands that Jean doesn't love her anymore. She is full of grief and anger, and she starts brooding on revenge. When she meets Jean, she pretends herself to be the one that has ceased to love the other. Jean is relieved, because now he thinks they can part as friends. Hélène goes to a night club, where a young woman, Agnès, is a famous dancer. Agnés has been forced into this life of debauchery and courtesanship because of poverty. She hates it and all the lecherous men. Hélène has met Agnès and her mother several years ago, and after the show she looks them up. She says that she will help them to leave this degrading life. The next day they shall move to an apartment she has rented, and stay there anonymously. Some days later she arranges a seemingly spontaneous meeting between Jean and Agnès in the Bois de Boulogne. Jean immediately falls in love with Agnès, who he thinks is an innocent girl from the countryside. Fueled by Hélène, and by Agnès's resistance, his infatuation turns into an obsession. Hélène's goal is to get Jean to marry Agnès, and then tell him that he has married a whore. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Taglines Starring the magnificent Maria Casares as 'first violin" in a 'string quartet" of 3 women and 1 man - Diderot's classic tale adapted by Jean Cocteau of a jilted woman's devastating revenge that boomeranged! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ladies of the Park (United States)
  • The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne (United States)
  • Les Dames Du Bois De Boulogne (Canada, English title)
  • Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (United States)
  • Die Damen vom Bois de Boulogne (Germany)
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Trivia It is a modern adaptation of a section of Denis Diderot's Jacques the Fatalist (1796). See more »
Goofs In the meeting between Hélène and Jean in which they tell each other that there is no more love between the two, the clock on the mantelpiece jumps from ten to twelve to ten past twelve within seconds. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into La monnaie de l'absolu (1999). See more »
Quotes Jacques: There's no such thing as love, only proofs of love.
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