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La Pointe Courte (1955)

La Pointe-Courte (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 4 January 1956 (France)
There are two parts to this film: sequences of life in the fishing village of La Pointe Courte (a government inspector's visit, the death of a child) alternate with others following a ... See full summary »

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Agnès Varda

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Agnès Varda
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Philippe Noiret ... Lui
Silvia Monfort Silvia Monfort ... Elle
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There are two parts to this film: sequences of life in the fishing village of La Pointe Courte (a government inspector's visit, the death of a child) alternate with others following a couple - He is from La Pointe Courte, she is Parisian - coming to terms with their changing relationship. Written by Alison Smith <mla22@cc.keele.ac.uk>

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France

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French

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4 January 1956 (France) See more »

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La Pointe Courte See more »

Filming Locations:

Sète, Hérault, France

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Ciné Tamaris See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Not very deep
1 July 2011 | by valadasSee all my reviews

Agnès Varda began her career in 1954 as a feature film director with this movie that tells two separate stories in reciprocal counterpoint: daily life at a fishing village near Sète in France with its joys and dramatic moments and the relationship between husband and wife when she who is a Parisian returns to him after he had chosen to return to his birthplace where he feels now very happy but that doesn't seem to please her very much at first and puts their marriage in danger. This situation is given in a series of soft dialogues between them which don't reveal themselves deep and meaningful enough to make us feel the sentiments behind them. Varda has done much better later with such very good movies like "Le Bonheur" or "Cléo de 5 à 7". However this movie is also classified as a landmark in the New Wave of French cinema that began about that time with names like Truffaut, Godard and Chabrol. It's this historical value that mainly makes this movie worth to be seen.


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