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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.

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lola / Cécile
... Roland Cassard
Jacques Harden ... Michel
Alan Scott ... Frankie
... Madame Desnoyers
... Jeanne, Michel's Mother
Annie Duperoux ... Cécile Desnoyers (as Annie Dupéroux)
Catherine Lutz ... Claire, the bar owner
... Daisy
Yvette Anziani ... Madame Frédérique
Dorothée Blanck ... Dolly (as Dorothée Blank)
Isabelle Lunghini ... Nelly
Annick Noël ... Ellen
Ginette Valton ... Hair Stylist's Mistress
Anne Zamire ... Maggie
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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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Jacques Demy's first film is a tribute to Max Ophüls. See more »

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Followed by Model Shop (1969) See more »

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Written by Agnès Varda
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Wonderful
9 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

My all-time favourite. Must have watched it a hundred times, sometimes 4 times in a week, and I never can get tired of it. It's just cinematographic perfection. And I don't have words for Anouk Aimee as Lola. Magic ?


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