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Slogan (1969)

GP | | Comedy, Drama | 27 July 1969 (France)
In Venice, forty-old-year old Serge Fabergé has just been given the best advertisement director award. While taking a walk on the Piazza San Marco, Serge meets Evelyn Nicholson, a ... See full summary »

Director:

Pierre Grimblat

Writers:

Francis Girod (screenplay and adaptation), Pierre Grimblat (screenplay, adaptation and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Serge Gainsbourg ... Serge Fabergé
Jane Birkin ... Evelyne Nicholson
Andréa Parisy ... Françoise
Daniel Gélin ... Le père d'Evelyne / Father
Henri-Jacques Huet Henri-Jacques Huet ... M. Joly
Juliet Berto ... L'assistante de Serge / Secretary
Pierre Doris Pierre Doris ... (credit only)
Marie-Christine Boulard Marie-Christine Boulard
Gilles Millinaire Gilles Millinaire ... Dado
James Mitchell James Mitchell ... Hugh (as James-X-Mitchell)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Léonie Lousseau Léonie Lousseau
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In Venice, forty-old-year old Serge Fabergé has just been given the best advertisement director award. While taking a walk on the Piazza San Marco, Serge meets Evelyn Nicholson, a twenty-three-year-old English beauty. He falls passionately in love with her and, as a result, starts neglecting his charming wife, Françoise, going so far as to consider divorcing her. But having a young fiery insatiable mistress is not without drawbacks... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Comedy | Drama

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Typical 60's Euro-fare
5 January 2010 | by lazarilloSee all my reviews

I would say this tale of a May-December romance between a married frog-like advertisement producer/director (Serg Gainsbourg) and a naive but stunning British beauty (Jane Birkin) is pretty far-fetched,that is if life hadn't imitated art and the two actors hadn't become a real-life item. In fact, out of this unholy union was born the talented French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg--and one of the few actresses I find sexier than the younger Gainsbourg is her mother Jane Birkin, who I could quite happily watch clipping her toe-nails for 90 minutes.

This isn't really much of a movie beyond the two leads. But Birkin does a lot more than clip her toe-nails--she gives a very good performance as a breath-takingly beautiful but mentally unstable young woman. And Gainsbourg, despite looking like "Mr. Bean", has genuine charisma, kind of like a Gallic version of Humphrey Bogart (and he sure sucks down the cigarettes like Bogie). It's also pretty neat the way the movie incorporates the Gainsboug character's goofy TV ads into the story of their relationship, thus giving a kind of pop-art sensibilty to the whole thing. Yes, the movie is a little fluffy and shallow. It's not exactly "La Dolce Vida", but it does have the typical 60's European sensibilty. It's not great, but worth seeing perhaps if you enjoy the films of that era.


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Language:

French | Italian

Release Date:

27 July 1969 (France) See more »

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