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Quiet Days in Clichy (1970)

Stille dage i Clichy (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 1 June 1970 (Denmark)
Not so quiet, Joey and Carl's days in Clichy... The two men, living in a small apartment, are penniless writers, with not enough to eat, which does not prevent them from enjoying life. One ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Valjean Paul Valjean ... Joey
Wayne Rodda Wayne Rodda ... Carl
Ulla Koppel Ulla Koppel ... Nys (as Ulla Lemvigh-Müller)
Avi Sagild Avi Sagild ... Mara
Susanne Krage Susanne Krage ... Christine
Louise White Louise White ... Surrealist
Petronella Petronella ... Adrienne
Elsebeth Reingaard Elsebeth Reingaard ... Colette
Lisbet Lundquist ... Jeanne
Olaf Ussing Olaf Ussing ... Father
Noemi Roos Noemi Roos ... Mother
Anne Kehler Anne Kehler ... Corinne
Herman Wolsgaard-Iversen Herman Wolsgaard-Iversen
Britten Jensen Britten Jensen
Elsa Jackson Elsa Jackson
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Not so quiet, Joey and Carl's days in Clichy... The two men, living in a small apartment, are penniless writers, with not enough to eat, which does not prevent them from enjoying life. One of their main interests is to get laid with women of various ages, physical appearances and nationalities. Among them, a neighbor in need, a fourteen-year-old half-witted girl, an American newspaper vendor who tends to smash up everything before making love, a Swedish woman who mourns her late husband..., all being merely sex toys they play with Written by Guy Bellinger

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

English | Danish

Release Date:

1 June 1970 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Not So Quiet Days See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dans-Svensk, SBA See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Owing to the subject matter and strong language the film was rejected for UK cinema by the BBFC in 1970. It was eventually released fully uncut on DVD by Arrow in 2002. See more »

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Mara: I hate my countrymen. They are hard, mercenary, without pity for... my kind.
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References Joe l'implacabile (1967) See more »

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Bad (mmm, awful?) but still better than the 1990 version
10 May 2004 | by GComstockSee all my reviews

I'm reviewing this from the perspective of myself as a fan of Miller .. Though this is a poorly-done piece of amateur cinema, there is at least enough curiosity in seeing the presentation of the characters and other elements of the book, though you will likely be horribly disappointed with everything. "Quiet Days" is certainly one of Miller's crudest books, in terms of him coming off like a real jerk, albeit a smart and charming one (which the actor playing Miller totally lacks). In that sense, the film captures the baseness in the fact that it's as if the novel has been interpreted by tittering frat boys who pick out the most basic "shock" elements and run with them with anti-authoritarian glee. The previous review of this film mentions plot points which make no sense. This is because the director showed his obvious carelessness and sloppiness by not attaching logic to actions which are clear in the book. A curiosity of the late 60's (including footage of Paris in 69/70; also notable for the use of text within image which I actually quite liked), but a real disappointment for Miller fans, and a pretty bad movie overall.


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