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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:

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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 »

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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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Trivia

Feminists protested some of the lyrics of Country Joe McDonald's "Quiet Days in Clichy Theme". He claims that the song was often booed and cursed when he played it on college campus demonstrations. See more »

Quotes

Joey: Just live. What an idea. What a sane idea. It's an idea I've never flirted with. To accomplish it, one must have an empty mind, or else a full, rich one. It would be better to have an empty mind.
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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 :-) .


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