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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.


Nelly Kaplan


Michel Fabre (adaptation), Nelly Kaplan (adaptation) | 6 more credits »


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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 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


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.


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

3 December 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Very Curious Girl See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Curious film
19 February 2019 | by adrian-43767See all my reviews

LA FIANCÉE DU PIRATE 's greatest asset is the gorgeous Bernadette Lafont, and certainly the sexual favors she bestows (at a price) on her local "clients" as she avenges the killing of her pet goat, and breaks free of near-slave bondage, are easy on the viewer's eye.

Rather dark humor runs right through the film, but that has always been one of Lafont's trademarks, and she is most comfortable in the nude in all her films. Her mother's death and burial is odd in the extreme, adding to the film's general screwball approach. The script is rather loose - to put it mildly -, the characters all seem to be on the verge of madness, photography is rather shabby, and direction... well, Director Nelly Kaplan seems quite satisfied to just let Lafont do what she likes, and it is plain to see that Lafont had a wonderful time doing the shoot.

Only the French, and perhaps the Italians, could have come up with such a rambling oddity of a sexual story... nothing memorable about it, apart from curvaceous, daring, brazen Lafont. How I love watching her!

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