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Zazie dans le Métro (1960)

Zazie dans le métro (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy | 20 November 1961 (USA)
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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. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Demongeot ... Zazie
... Oncle Gabriel
... Turandot
... Albertine
Annie Fratellini ... Mado
... Trouscaillon
Jacques Dufilho ... Ferdinand Grédoux
Yvonne Clech ... Madame Mouaque
Odette Piquet ... La mère de Zazie
Nicolas Bataille ... Fédor
Antoine Roblot ... Charles
Marc Doelnitz ... M. Coquetti
Jacques Gheusi ... Le gérant
Christine Howard
Louis Lalanne ... L'amant de Jeanne
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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. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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French visa # 23146. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Zazie: What's a hormosessual?
Albertine: A man who wears blue jeans.
Zazie: You're spoofing me.
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That's how Roadrunner cartoon would look like on caffeine
23 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

Frankly, in the world of corny jokes and lightweight punchlines of the Hollywood comedies I hunger for the good old French physical comedy. Malle is one of the best ju-ju men in the business and in Zazie laughs never stop. Actually, in this movie anything ever stops as people are running rather then walking and driving rather than sitting still. The story is quite simple, a little girl is sent by her mother to Paris to her uncle and the only thing she wants really is to see subway (metro). Of course she runs away, of course everybody starting after her, of course there are some dumb cops and sinister-looking strangers... Or maybe I got it all wrong for having laughed so hard I could not read the subtitles (and my French would barely guide me through a menu in some bistro). Think of it as a live action Roadrunner movie on caffeine...


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