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Bay of Angels (1963)

La baie des anges (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 1 March 1963 (France)
Jean is a clerk in a bank. His colleague Caron is a gambler and gives him the virus. In the casinos, Jean meets Jackie. Their love affair will follow their luck at the roulette.

Director:

Jacques Demy

Writer:

Jacques Demy (scenario and dialogue)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeanne Moreau ... Jacqueline 'Jackie' Demaistre
Claude Mann Claude Mann ... Jean Fournier
Paul Guers ... Caron
Henri Nassiet Henri Nassiet ... M. Fournier - le père de Jean
André Certes André Certes ... Le direteur de la banque
Nicole Chollet Nicole Chollet ... Marthe
Georges Alban Georges Alban
Conchita Parodi Conchita Parodi ... L'hôtelière
Jacques Moreau Jacques Moreau
André Canter André Canter
Jean-Pierre Lorrain Jean-Pierre Lorrain
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Storyline

Jean is a clerk in a bank. His colleague Caron is a gambler and gives him the virus. In the casinos, Jean meets Jackie. Their love affair will follow their luck at the roulette. Written by Yepok

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A stirring journey into the nightmare of a woman driven by a strange passion. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 March 1963 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bay of Angels See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,698, 2 December 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$85,840, 22 September 2002
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sud-Pacifique Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

According to Agnès Varda, Jacques Demy had little to no experience gambling prior to making this film. See more »

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Featured in Jacquot de Nantes (1991) See more »

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Une Aube À Monte-Carlo
Written and Performed by Michel Legrand Et Son Orchestre
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'Je croyais que cette vie n'existait plus'
6 March 2001 | by Fiona-39See all my reviews

This is a kind of interesting film. It has been overshadowed by later, greater works by Jacques Demy, such as Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, but at its heart it has pretty much the same themes - the difficulties of translating American modernity into French provincial life. Moreau has an unusual turn as an Americanised film star, complete with bleached blonde hair -do a la Marilyn Monroe, playing Jackie, a gambler on the Cote d'Azur. Jean, on holiday from his strict father, falls in love with her. This slight plot (that really is it!)is the background for meditations on chance, love, luck, and life. There are some virtuoso cinematic moments, such as Jackie running toward Jean being glimpsed in mirrors at the end of the film. The overpowering score is slightly grating, but all in all it's a charming period piece.


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