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Duelle (1976)

Duelle (une quarantaine) (original title)
The Queen of the Night battles the Queen of the Sun over a magical diamond that will allow the winner to remain on Earth, specifically in modern day Paris.

Director:

Jacques Rivette

Writers:

Eduardo de Gregorio (scenario), Marilù Parolini (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Juliet Berto ... Leni
Bulle Ogier ... Viva
Jean Babilée Jean Babilée ... Pierrot
Hermine Karagheuz Hermine Karagheuz ... Lucie
Nicole Garcia ... Jeanne / Elsa
Claire Nadeau Claire Nadeau ... Sylvia Stern
Elisabeth Wiener ... Allié de Viva
Jean Wiener Jean Wiener ... Au piano
André Dauchy André Dauchy ... A l'accordéon
Roger Fugen Roger Fugen ... A la batterie
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The Queen of the Night battles the Queen of the Sun over a magical diamond that will allow the winner to remain on Earth, specifically in modern day Paris.

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Not Rated
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 September 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Experimental Fantasy
16 May 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

The Queen of the Night battles the Queen of the Sun over a magical diamond that will allow the winner to remain on Earth, specifically in modern day Paris.

Marilù Parolini originally came from Italy, but moved to France where she got mixed up in the French New Wave movement. As part of that, she wrote this "experimental fantasy" with her husband, director Jacques Rivette. At this point, he had just finished "Celine and Julie Go Boating" (1974), which is among his best-known films today.

Star Juliet Berto also came out of "Boating", though she is more generally associated with the work of Godard. Co-star Bulle Ogier is more often seen as a Rivette regular, though the two appeared in many of the same films. Ogier also has the distinction of being in Luis Bunuel's "Discreet Charm", which is widely loved by critics (though I was less than impressed).


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