5.4/10
777
15 user 21 critic

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 »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Expatriate Henry Miller indulges in a variety of sexual escapades while struggling to establish himself as a serious writer in Paris.

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Nigel Havers, Barbara De Rossi
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The film depicts the adventures of expatriate American writer Henry Miller and his friends, as they pursue art, money, food, and sex in Paris.

Director: Joseph Strick
Stars: Rip Torn, James T. Callahan, Ellen Burstyn
Immoral Tales (1973)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An erotic collection of short stories, an anthology comprised of tantalizing tales about sexual desire and its diverse manifestations.

Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: Lise Danvers, Fabrice Luchini, Charlotte Alexandra
Venom (1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An amoral young man is invited to the ordinary family house where he seduces the daughter and tries to seduce the mother but is thrashed and thrown out.

Director: Knud Leif Thomsen
Stars: Søren Strømberg, Sisse Reingaard, Poul Reichhardt
Yume no ginga (1997)
Mystery | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Bus conductor Tomiko falls in love with driver Niitaka, even though she also suspects him of being a serial killer who killed his female conductors after tiring of them.

Director: Gakuryû Ishii
Stars: Rena Komine, Tadanobu Asano, Kotomi Kyôno
Teorema (1968)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A mysterious young man seduces each member of a bourgeois family. When he suddenly leaves, how will their lives change?

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Silvana Mangano, Terence Stamp, Massimo Girotti
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

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 »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was filmed simultaneously with another Henry Miller adaptation, Tropic of Cancer (1970). Both were filmed (at least partly) in Paris and Miller himself would drop by the sets of both films. At times, filming locations were only a quick walk away. See more »

Quotes

Joey: Well, it had been a royal fuck - even though he fucked himself into the bargain.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Songs of Clichy (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Rotten film, rubbish acting
4 November 2001 | by IWrightStuffSee all my reviews

My girlfriend said she'd never seen a porno film, so she dragged me into the cinema to see "Stille Dage i Clichy" in Copenhagen, when the film was new. To say it's a bad film is to overvalue Warhol's "Flesh." It was worse. The only good bit was right at the beginning, with the play on "Gray Day." After that, it was downhill all the way.

The acting was abysmal. The plot... well, what plot? The "Germs won't attack a starving man" scene was memorably sickening. The bonking was overdone and hugely "in your face."

For a poetic film, See "Last Year in Marienbad." Spot the difference.

IMHO, Miller wasn't a particularly good writer. His books did, however, mark a turning-point in censorship. This film, though, has about the same artistic qualities as "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "The Toolbox Murders."

When the film ended, though, it was interesting to note that, while the women in the audience stood and put on their cardis and coats, the blokes sat quite still for a minute or so :-) .


8 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed