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The Creatures (1966)

Les créatures (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy | 9 December 1969 (USA)
A young mute woman, living in a small village, is expecting a baby. Her husband is at the same time writing a novel and using the villagers as his characters. In the creative process, reality and imagination are constantly intertwined.

Director:

Agnès Varda

Writer:

Agnès Varda
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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Catherine Deneuve ... Mylène
Michel Piccoli ... Edgar Piccoli
Eva Dahlbeck ... Michele Quellec
Marie-France Mignal Marie-France Mignal ... Viviane Quellec
Britta Pettersson Britta Pettersson ... Lucie de Montyon
Ursula Kubler ... Vamp
Jeanne Allard Jeanne Allard ... Henriette
Joëlle Gozzi Joëlle Gozzi ... Suzon
Bernard Lajarrige Bernard Lajarrige ... Doctor Desteau
Lucien Bodard Lucien Bodard ... Monsieur Ducasse
Pierre Danny Pierre Danny ... Max Picot
Louis Falavigna Louis Falavigna ... Pierre Roland
Roger Dax Roger Dax
Nino Castelnuovo ... Jean Modet
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A young mute woman, living in a small village, is expecting a baby. Her husband is at the same time writing a novel and using the villagers as his characters. In the creative process, reality and imagination are constantly intertwined.

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Referenced in One Hundred and One Nights (1995) See more »

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Some found this artistic...
20 May 2002 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

..the others will think it merely arty.Like so many nouvelle vague artists,Agnès Varda tries hard here to say something "deep" "meaningful" and "of consequence".

All Varda's qualities seem to have vanished into thin air:spontaneity,simplicity and sensitiveness,which made her beautiful "Cleo de 5 à 7" so worthwhile and so new at the beginning of the sixties.These qualities seemed to remain in the follow-up "le bonheur",but this latter work is rather unpleasant in several respects.(Mrs Alice Liddell wrote a very good IMDb comment for "le bonheur",read it and you'll know what I mean)

In "les creatures" Varda casts Piccoli as a writer and Deneuve his mute (because of an accident)wife .The other characters are all pawns in a giant chess game.Sometimes the screen turns red ,maybe to indicate that it's not the same "player",who knows?Actually this is the kind of movie which defies analysis.

It was the eighties before Agnès Varda was again in clover with "sans toit ni loi" and "Jacquot de Nantes".


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Country:

France | Sweden

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 December 1969 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

SEK1,340,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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