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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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Comedy | Fantasy

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The original novel written in 1959 by Raymond Queneau was ranked #36 in the list of the "100 Books of the 20th Century", according to a poll conducted in the spring of 1999 by the French retailer Fnac and the Paris newspaper Le Monde. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Trouscaillon: [acting sadly in front of crowd] I... was orphaned... in the Resistance.
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Referenced in Godard, l'amour, la poésie (2007) See more »

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Louis Malle goes nuts
7 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

In the early sixties, New Wave French Cinema were very serious about themselves, with Godard and Truffaut. But Louis Malle, who was from the same generation, don't take anything seriously in this unforgettable movie. I really love the viewer analogy with the Roadrunner! Everythings goes nuts in this movie: Sounds, situations, logic, actors. It reminds us of the Mack Sennett movies. It's also got a lot of charm for the very funny and smiling face of little Demongeot playing Zazie. And how about young Philippe Noiret? He will become one of the greatest French actor of all time. Like the Jacques Tati's movies of the same era, this comedy can't grow older. Seeing today is seeing it with the same joy as in 1960. A must!


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