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Documenteur (1981)

A young French woman, separated from her lover, tries to find a lodging in L.A. for herself and her son.

Director:

Agnès Varda

Writer:

Agnès Varda
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sabine Mamou Sabine Mamou ... Emilie Cooper
Mathieu Demy ... Martin Cooper
Lisa Blok-Linson Lisa Blok-Linson ... Lisa, l'amie (as Lisa Blok)
Tina Odom Tina Odom ... Tina, la serveuse
Gary Feldman Gary Feldman ... L'écrivain à sa fenêtre
Tom Taplin ... Tom Cooper
Fred Ricker Fred Ricker ... Le couple du motel
Kelly Ricker Kelly Ricker ... Le couple du motel
Charles Southwood ... L'homme au water bed
Chris Leplus Chris Leplus ... Le producteur de l'autre film
Barry Farrell Barry Farrell ... Un homme de l'autre film
Andrew Meyer Andrew Meyer ... Un homme de l'autre film
Delphine Seyrig ... Delphine (voice)
Gerald Ayres ... Récitante (voice) (as Gérard Ayres)
Joan Torres Joan Torres ... Récitante (voice)
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A young French woman, separated from her lover, tries to find a lodging in L.A. for herself and her son.

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Drama

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Mathieu Demy is director Agnès Varda's son. See more »

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Featured in Varda by Agnès: Causeries 1 (2019) See more »

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Not For Everyone
26 March 2019 | by socratesadamoSee all my reviews

DOCUMENTEUR is a wonderful little French movie shot in Southern California. It tells a small, personal story about a young single mother trying to raise her son and make ends meet in a new, unfamiliar country.

It's very different than most things I've seen in movies but very much like real life. It is very good. It feels like a documentary and was probably shot like one. It was probably shot without a script, focusing on small details and things like that. It has that feel to it. For those reasons I know a lot of people will not like this movie. But for those very same reasons it will appeal to others. Recommend.


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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

20 January 1982 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Ciné-tamaris See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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