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Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)

Cléo de 5 à 7 (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 11 April 1962 (France)
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Cleo, a singer and hypochondriac, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor.

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Agnès Varda

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Agnès Varda
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Corinne Marchand ... Florence 'Cléo' Victoire
Antoine Bourseiller Antoine Bourseiller ... Antoine
Dominique Davray ... Angèle
Dorothée Blanck Dorothée Blanck ... Dorothée (as Dorothée Blank)
Michel Legrand ... Bob, le pianiste
José Luis de Vilallonga ... José, l'amant de Cléo
Loye Payen Loye Payen ... Irma, la cartomancienne
Renée Duchateau Renée Duchateau ... La vendeuse de chapeaux
Lucienne Marchand Lucienne Marchand ... La conductrice du taxi
Serge Korber Serge Korber ... Maurice, dit 'plumitif'
Robert Postec Robert Postec ... Le docteur Valineau
Jean-Luc Godard ... L'homme aux lunettes noires / Actor in silent film
Anna Karina ... Anna, la fiancée blonde / Actress in silent film
Emilienne Caille Emilienne Caille ... La fiancée noire / Actress in silent film
Eddie Constantine ... L'arroseur / Actor in silent film
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Storyline

Two hours from 17:00 to 19:00h on the longest day of the year in the life of a young Parisienne is presented. Florence Victoire, who is better known by her stage name Cléo Victoire (as in Cleopatra), is a singer with three hit singles to her name, and as such some renown. Two days ago, she went in for some tests for abdominal issues to see if it is cancer. She will be getting the results today at 18:30h. She is certain that it will be a terminal cancer diagnosis, her mind fixated on that outcome and what it actually means. This belief affects how she approaches the day, from her encounters with friends and acquaintances to what she observes in total strangers around her. It could be as simple as how she views the lyrics to new songs presented to her from her songwriting team, to her feelings about a conversation she overhears in a café between a couple having relationship problems, to the typical sweet nothings spoken to her from her lover, José. There are certain things that do ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Ciné Tamaris [France]

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 April 1962 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Cleo from 5 to 7 See more »

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$1,886
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Mono

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1.66 : 1
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The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list. See more »

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In the beginning of Chapter 3, as Cleo is putting on a black hat, the camera-man's right arm can be seen in the mirror next to her. See more »

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Florence, 'Cléo Victoire': Everybody spoils me. Nobody loves me.
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Performed by Corinne Marchand (feat. Michel Legrand et son orchestre)
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The bright side of life.
18 April 2012 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

It's not like I simply love everything that is French. Au contraire! But there is no denying it that French movies from the old days often have something very special about them. Artistic, quiet, beautiful, engaging and for from boring, even though not an awful lot is always happening in it, as is also the case with this movie.

It actually is its simplicity that makes this movie. Everything is very clear about this movie; we know who the main characters is and what she is going through. It's a movie without little complications to its story and instead decides to simply follow its main character and a couple of hours of her life.

Another beautiful thing about this movie is that it's actually about a pretty heavy and serious subject. This movie could had so easily turned into something dramatic and sentimental but it instead feels like a very positive movie. It's a nice spin to the genre and it takes a real pleasant approach, that also helps to make this movie a very engaging one.

This is at least what I got from this movie. As often is the case with these sort of movies, you might get something totally different out of it. It's also obviously being filled with metaphors and symbolism, without this ever becoming too distracting by the way. But because of this storytelling approach, you might interpret things different as I did, so it really still above all things is something you have to experience for yourself.

It's a beautifully shot movie with some great camera-work at times. The movie is deliberately being kept small and simplistic, with both its story and visuals, which all was something director Agnès Varda obviously understood- and handled very well. It's a subtly done film, that perhaps requires multiple viewing to fully get everything out of it.

Nicely done genre film with a great approach to it.

8/10

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