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A Very Curious Girl (1969)

La fiancée du pirate (original title)
An oppressed and exploited young woman (Marie) begins charging for her sexual favors and completely disrupts the smug patriarchal capitalist society of the village of Tellier.

Director:

Nelly Kaplan

Writers:

Nelly Kaplan (story), Claude Makovski (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernadette Lafont ... Marie
Georges Géret ... Gaston Duvalier (Tonton Duvalier)
Henri Czarniak Henri Czarniak ... Julien (as Henry Czarniak)
Claire Maurier Claire Maurier ... Irène
Julien Guiomar ... Le Duc
Jean Parédès Jean Parédès ... M. Paul, dit La Tisane
Pascal Mazzotti ... L'abbé Dard
Jacques Marin ... Félix Lechat
Francis Lax Francis Lax ... Emile
Michel Constantin ... André
Jacques Masson Jacques Masson ... Hippolyte
Marcel Pérès Marcel Pérès ... Pépé
Micha Bayard Micha Bayard ... La Goulette (Mélanie Lechat)
Claire Olivier Claire Olivier ... La mère de Marie
Renée Duncan Renée Duncan ... Delphine
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An oppressed and exploited young woman (Marie) begins charging for her sexual favors and completely disrupts the smug patriarchal capitalist society of the village of Tellier. Written by English Showalter <showalte@crab.rutgers.edu>

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The story of the town amateur who lost her standing...among other things.

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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According to writer/producer/director Nelly Kaplan, Don Siegel told her that the title for his film Dirty Harry (1971) was inspired by the English title for this film, Dirty Mary. See more »

Connections

References A High Wind in Jamaica (1965) See more »

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Moi, je me Balance
Music by Georges Moustaki
Lyrics by Georges Moustaki
Performed by Barbara
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Nelly Kaplan used to work with Abel Gance....
7 August 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

...but in 1969,she began to stand on her own two feet.And it was a masterstroke."La fiancée du pirate" was a highly successful movie which has stood the test of time quite well.

Marie (Bernadette Laffont's vulgarity works wonders here) and her mother have always been outcasts ,living outside the village in a hut.Marie works on a farm where the lesbian farmer exploits her sexually and economically,and all the guys around treat her like a whore.When her mother dies,Marie does not want any religious funeral.Then begins Marie's revenge.Now she makes all the men from the village pay for her charms .She will turn all the hypocrite mean bourgeois's life upside town ,and her wholesale massacre comes to a head in the church where a tape recorder reveals the secrets ,warts an all.

Nothing intellectual here,but a good sense of humor.It proves that sex can lead to (local) woman's lib.


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Country:

France

Language:

Latin | Spanish | French

Release Date:

3 December 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Very Curious Girl See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF450,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,692
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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