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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 »

Connections

Featured in Jacquot de Nantes (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Jeu
Written and Performed by Michel Legrand Et Son Orchestre
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Jeanne Moreau at her best
26 October 2001 | by lqualls-dchinSee all my reviews

Jacques Demy's second feature is an amazingly fluid, vibrant comedy about love and luck, starring Jeanne Moreau at her (dazzling) best. And she is literally dazzling, in resplendent costumes (mostly by Pierre Cardin) and radiantly blonde. The music by Michel Legrand is one of his best scores ever, as it sweeps through the film, carrying everything along with two basic themes, one furiously accelerated piano theme, the other a softer, more lilting theme played in different variations, but mostly on the mandolin. It's a movie that sweeps you along, just as fast and unpredictable as a spin on the roulette wheel. This is a film in which "black-and-white" becomes a dazzling metaphor, so that the sun-drenched exteriors of the south of France are contrasted with the various interiors of hotel rooms and casinos. LA BAIE DES ANGES may seem slight, but only "seems": it's one of the most passionate statements on love and faith in the modern cinema, and it's a work of true enchantment.


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