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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 »

Director:

Louis Malle

Writers:

Raymond Queneau (novel), Louis Malle | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Demongeot Catherine Demongeot ... Zazie
Philippe Noiret ... Oncle Gabriel
Hubert Deschamps ... Turandot
Carla Marlier ... Albertine
Annie Fratellini Annie Fratellini ... Mado
Vittorio Caprioli ... Trouscaillon
Jacques Dufilho Jacques Dufilho ... Ferdinand Grédoux
Yvonne Clech Yvonne Clech ... Madame Mouaque
Odette Piquet Odette Piquet ... La mère de Zazie
Nicolas Bataille Nicolas Bataille ... Fédor
Antoine Roblot Antoine Roblot ... Charles
Marc Doelnitz Marc Doelnitz ... M. Coquetti
Jacques Gheusi Jacques Gheusi ... Le gérant
Christine Howard Christine Howard
Louis Lalanne 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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Liberte...Insanite...Hilarite See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French | Russian

Release Date:

20 November 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zazie dans le Métro See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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 »

Quotes

Zazie: [in a Paris flea market] ... they got American military surpluses, too?
Trouscaillon: Of course! And great French fries, made right that afternoon.
Zazie: I'll take the American military surpluses.
Trouscaillon: They got mussels, too. That don't screw you all up.
Zazie: They got those American blue jeans?
Trouscaillon: Of course! And their compasses too, and that's not all...
Zazie: Fuck all that, I just want the blue jeans.
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Connections

Edited into Le Paris de Zazie (2005) See more »

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That's how Roadrunner cartoon would look like on caffeine
23 May 1999 | by grendel-28See 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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