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Les gauloises bleues (1968)

G | | Drama | 12 May 1969 (USA)
The movie explores the love, or lack thereof, of a spouse and a parent, absurdities and tragedies of life, growing-up and death, and humanity under various social and political influences. ... See full summary »

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Michel Cournot

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Michel Cournot
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annie Girardot ... La mère
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... Ivan à 30 ans
Nella Bielski Nella Bielski ... Jeanne
Bruno Cremer ... Le père
Georges Demestre Georges Demestre ... Ivan à 6 ans
Anne Wiazemsky ... L'infirmière
Tanya Lopert Tanya Lopert ... La Mort
Karina Gondy Karina Gondy ... L'assistante sociale
Henri Garcin Henri Garcin ... L'ambulancier rabatteur
Tsilla Chelton ... La directrice
Liza Braconnier Liza Braconnier ... Infirmière
Jean Lescot Jean Lescot ... Un chasseur
Marcello Pagliero Marcello Pagliero ... Le marchand bohémien
François Périer ... Le juge
José Varela José Varela ... Le juriste
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The movie explores the love, or lack thereof, of a spouse and a parent, absurdities and tragedies of life, growing-up and death, and humanity under various social and political influences. Ivan's life, and his unhappy relationship with his wife and father, are told through interweaving flashbacks as his wife is attempting to give birth. The title refers to the cigarettes he was buying from her when he met her while down on his luck. They fall in love but constantly fight, while he resorts to crime. The movie's many artsy vignettes vary widely between provocative interviews and dialogue, symbolic scenes of Ivan as a child stomping a gift of bread into the ground, surreal images of death, absurdities of silly bureaucracies and indifference in hospitals, scenes of political upheaval mixed with innocent images of a children's book, and so on. This is a hodgepodge of subtly impressionistic scenes that come together to weave a character study and portrait of life. At times it was a ... Written by Anonymous

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Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 May 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blaue Gauloises See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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