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A Gorgeous Girl Like Me (1972)

Une belle fille comme moi (original title)
Stanislas Previne is a young sociologist, preparing a thesis on criminal women. He meets in prison Camille Bliss to interview her. Camille is accused to have murdered her lover Arthur and ... See full summary »

Director:

François Truffaut

Writers:

Henry Farrell (novel), François Truffaut (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Bernadette Lafont ... Camille Bliss
Claude Brasseur ... Maître Murene
Charles Denner ... Arthur
Guy Marchand ... Roger, aka Sam Golden
André Dussollier ... Stanislas Prévine
Anne Kreis Anne Kreis ... Hélène
Philippe Léotard ... Clovis Bliss
Gilberte Géniat Gilberte Géniat ... Isobel Bliss
Michel Delahaye ... Marchal
Danièle Girard Danièle Girard ... Florence Golden
Jérôme Zucca Jérôme Zucca ... L'enfant cinéaste amateur
Gaston Ouvrard Gaston Ouvrard ... Le vieux gardien de prison / Old prison warder
Martine Ferrière ... La secrétaire de la prison / Prison Secretary
Jacob Weizbluth Jacob Weizbluth ... Alphonse, le muet / Alphonse, the mute
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Stanislas Previne is a young sociologist, preparing a thesis on criminal women. He meets in prison Camille Bliss to interview her. Camille is accused to have murdered her lover Arthur and her husband Clovis. She tells Stanislas her life and her love affairs... Written by Yepok

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Connections

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Soundtracks

J'Attendrai
(Tornerai)
Music by Dino Olivieri
Italian lyrics by Nino Rastelli
French lyrics by Louis Poterat
Performed by Rina Ketty
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Real fun
5 January 2009 | by adrian290357See all my reviews

I must begin by admitting my headlong love for Truffaut's work. As connoisseur ratings go, this might not be his best film (Jules et Jim, Argent de Poche, Le Dernier Metro, Baisers Volés, Tirez sur le Pianiste, and Les 400 Coups are all at least as good and possibly better) but there is just so much life, tongue in cheek, unbridled pleasure in directing and in treating life as art, and the acting is so deceptively simple that I have to say this is probably my most favourite film by one of my most favourite directors. The initial sequence with the young dilettante's flatulent and cursing father kicking her rugby style sets the tone for the rest of the film, consistently pitting the stupidity of the male against the instinctive and openly unscrupulous intelligence of the leading female (there is hope yet in the typist but she is not the one all the men fall in love with...) Glorious comic touches sprinkle the film but if I had to select the cherry on this cake that would be the sequence where Denner, the rat exterminator, is waiting for Bernadette to come back from her visit to the singer. Look at how he tries to establish where the racing cars are that he hears but cannot see on the open road! Oh you must see this!


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 September 1972 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Gorgeous Bird Like Me See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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