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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.

Director:

Agnès Varda

Writer:

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 (as José-Luis de Vilallonga)
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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Trivia

Takes place on a Tuesday afternoon, however the German title translates to "Wednesday from 5 to 7." See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Antoine: Nudity should be for everyone, like summer.
Florence, 'Cléo Victoire': What does that mean?
Antoine: Nakedness is simplicity itself. Love, birth, the dawn, the sun, the beach, all that.
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Connections

References Elmer Gantry (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

La menteuse
Performed by Corinne Marchand (feat. Michel Legrand et son orchestre)
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Cléo is a 10
6 January 2002 | by hphillipsSee all my reviews

Like any of Agnès Varda's movies, this one displays all her talents

as a filmmaker: a strong story to contrast the 'flighty' main

character; her playfulness with form, which later became a

common technique for Godard's and Truffaut's as well as other

French New Wave filmmakers; the same playfulness in casting,

as in having the great composer Michel Legrand as Cléo's pop- song writer, or the cameo appearance of Godard, all wonderful,

unpretentious and charming moments, inter-leaved within the

worries of the narcissistic main character, Cléo. The movie is less

existential than it is about life, and Varda has masterfully

juxtaposed a range of moments and emotions and situations to

create a true classic with Cléo's day from 5 to 7.


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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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,886
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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