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Une Chambre en Ville (1982)

Une chambre en ville (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Musical | 27 October 1982 (France)
A film musical in which every line is sung. The frame is about workers during a strike. They also prepare and perform a demonstration. Two personal relations develop against this background... See full summary »

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Jacques Demy

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Jacques Demy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominique Sanda ... Edith Leroyer
Danielle Darrieux ... Margot Langlois
Richard Berry ... François Guilbaud
Michel Piccoli ... Edmond Leroyer
Fabienne Guyon Fabienne Guyon ... Violette Pelletier
Anna Gaylor Anna Gaylor ... Madame Pelletier
Jean-François Stévenin Jean-François Stévenin ... Dambiel
Jean-Louis Rolland Jean-Louis Rolland ... Ménager
Marie-France Roussel Marie-France Roussel ... Mme Sforza
Georges Blaness Georges Blaness ... Chef des CRS
Yann Dedet Yann Dedet ... Ouvrier
Nicolas Hossein Nicolas Hossein ... Ouvrier
Gil Warga Gil Warga ... Ouvrier
Antoine Mikola Antoine Mikola ... Ouvrier
Marie-Pierre Feuillard Marie-Pierre Feuillard ... Femme à l'enfant
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A film musical in which every line is sung. The frame is about workers during a strike. They also prepare and perform a demonstration. Two personal relations develop against this background. François abandons his pregnant girlfriend Violette. She feels treated even more unjust when he tries to defend and excuse his behaviour. He had met a very beautiful over-class girl, Edith, and both were immediately overwhelmed by genuine and reciprocal passion. Edith lived in a very unsatisfactory marriage. She was the daughter of the widow from which François rented his room. Nevertheless, he met her in the street, where she just opened her fur coat and was starch naked under it. They will be together in great passion for just one night and day. At the demonstration François is shot by the police and dies in Edith's arms. - The music is closer to opera than in any other film musical by Jacques Demy. But the greatest difference is that he has devoted much more effort to the task of instructing the... Written by Max Scharnberg, Stockholm, Sweden

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Drama | Musical

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 October 1982 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Room in Town See more »

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Dolby Stereo | Dolby Digital (restored version)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

François Guilbaud: [singing] Could you lend me your shoe brush?
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Featured in Les plages d'Agnès (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Une Chambre En Ville (Générique)
Written and Performed by Michel Colombier Et Son Orchestre
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State-of-the-art modern opera
21 June 1999 | by daflautaSee all my reviews

Could be a sequence, although dealing with a different story, to Jacques Demy's Les Parapluies de Cherbourg. All the dialogues are sung by the excellent vocal team gathered once more by the director (see also Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, Peau d'Ane). Musical style this time completely different, by competent Michel Colombier, provides fluent and dramatic tension all over. Who is going to make such well-finished films from now on?


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