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Lola (1961)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 14 October 1962 (USA)
A bored young man meets with his former girlfriend, now a cabaret dancer and single mother, and soon finds himself falling back in love with her.

Director:

Jacques Demy

Writer:

Jacques Demy
Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 wins. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anouk Aimée ... Lola / Cécile
Marc Michel ... Roland Cassard
Jacques Harden Jacques Harden ... Michel
Alan Scott Alan Scott ... Frankie
Elina Labourdette ... Madame Desnoyers
Margo Lion ... Jeanne, Michel's Mother
Annie Duperoux Annie Duperoux ... Cécile Desnoyers (as Annie Dupéroux)
Catherine Lutz ... Claire, the bar owner
Corinne Marchand ... Daisy
Yvette Anziani Yvette Anziani ... Madame Frédérique
Dorothée Blanck Dorothée Blanck ... Dolly (as Dorothée Blank)
Isabelle Lunghini Isabelle Lunghini ... Nelly
Annick Noël Annick Noël ... Ellen
Ginette Valton Ginette Valton ... Hair Stylist's Mistress
Anne Zamire Anne Zamire ... Maggie
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Storyline

Roland Cassard is a young man with no job and seemingly no prospects. By chance, he runs into his former girlfriend Cecile, who works as a dancer at a cabaret under the stage name Lola. She is now a single mom and works hard to provide her young son with all of the necessities of life. Lola still hopes that her son's father Michel, the true love of her life, will someday return to them. Seeing Lola again confirms to Roland that he's still in love with her, but she doesn't return his feelings. He has also met Madame Desnoyer and her 14-year-old daughter, also called Cecile. Madame Desnoyer, a widow, is quite taken with Roland but he has little interest in her. Roland sees no future if he stays in France. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Quotes

Lola: I laugh because no one calls me Cecile anymore. My stage name is Lola, everyone calls me that.
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Connections

References The Blue Angel (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Clavier bien tempèré
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach (as Bach)
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User Reviews

 
Wonderful
26 March 2001 | by the_monocleSee all my reviews

LOLA is a wonderful movie. It may not have the intensity of THE UMBRELLAS or even YOUNG GIRLS, but it is the beginning of the Demy sensibility that came to fruition in those films. The difference is that in LOLA he takes more from the contemporary films scene, bowing to his peers as well as his predecessors. Despite criticisms, the effect of the film, its music and playful qualities, its excellent acting and camera, still puts contemporary films to shame.


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

14 October 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$103,951

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,951
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rome Paris Films See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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