This merry farce depicts a satirical view of the French society: Ten-year-old Zazie has to stay two days with her relatives in Paris, so that her mother can spend some time with her lover. However Zazie escapes her uncle's custody and sets out to explore Paris on her own.
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Louis Malle's Comedy With No Holds Barred !
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Did You Know?
To accomplish the scene when Zazie and Uncle Gabriel walks down the street while the rest of Paris zips by at hyper speed, Director Louis Malle had his cinematographer under crank the movie camera allowing only 12 frames of film to pass through the camera each second. The typical speed is 24 frames per second. Then, he had Zazie and Uncle Gabriel walk in slow motion while the people in the background walked at a regular pace. Then, when the film is projected at the usual speed of 24 frames per second, the stars appear to be walking at a normal rate while the people in the background appear to be be zipping by. See more
When the policeman is harassing the sexy blonde lady with the blue dress, the crew is visible on the windows of one of the cars passing by. See more
When Mom's got a new squeeze, it's so long, family!
Edited into Le Paris de Zazie