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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.

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

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Drama | Romance

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1 March 1963 (France)  »

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Bay of Angels  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,698, 2 December 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$85,840, 22 September 2002
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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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La Baie Des Anges
Written and Performed by Michel Legrand Et Son Orchestre
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Bleak but Enlivening Black + White Psychological Film
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Bay of Angels (French: La baie des anges) (1963) Director: Jacques Demy Watched: February 2018 Rating: 7/10

An immersive dance, Doomed love in bleak black and white, Lovely Legrand score, Eloquent warning against Wayward gambling lifestyle. ---- Tanka, literally "short poem", is a form of poetry consisting of five lines, unrhymed, with the 5-7-5-7-7 syllable format. #Tanka #PoemReview


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