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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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the story of an obsession See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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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

Gross USA:

$85,840

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,840
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Production Co:

Sud-Pacifique Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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

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Referenced in Madonna: Justify My Love (1990) See more »

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Le Jeu Et L'amour Aux Trois Pianos
Written and Performed by Michel Legrand Et Son Orchestre
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Still Early Demy
28 August 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

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.

Jacques Demy was still early in his career at this point, having really only made one film, "Lola". He returns here to black and white and a non-musical, the second and last time he would do that. But he always told stories of love and this is no exception. (Some think he had his own take on Hollywood, but that is a whole other issue.)

Here gambling, especially roulette, is glamorized. At a time when gambling was run out of Cuba and was illegal basically everywhere in the United States besides Nevada, there is a sense of mystique about gambling that evokes thoughts of James Bond. This film captures that perfectly.


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