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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 ... 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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Details

Country:

France | Monaco

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mathieu Demy has said that this film is his favorite of his father's work. See more »

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Featured in Jacquot de Nantes (1991) See more »

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Le Jeu
Written and Performed by Michel Legrand Et Son Orchestre
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a good director's look at human condition
15 March 2013 | by daflautaSee all my reviews

Kara, are you a film maker or just a philosopher? What a precise and concise analysis of one of the greatest early Demy's works! I agree fully, and make your words mine. Your photography skill is evident (I'm a photographer too). Furthermore, the photography is one of the high spots of this film. Superb B&W rendition, together with expert scene lighting, camera, decors, everything. The zigzag mirrors scenes in the casino are a treat! Never been into gambling, but I know a little about addictions. It's always a sad story. I've met Demy in Rio de Janeiro some 30 yrs ago. We became friends, but unfortunately he died in 1990. I highly recommend Agnes Varda's films. Not by accident she was married to Jacques, and their son Mathieu Demy is a very good actor.


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