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...
Max Scharnberg, Stockholm, Sweden
Did You Know?
You're shocked to see "the bourgeoisie" let its hair down. Well, the bourgeoisie can go to hell. I'm not one of them. I'll tell you something: I like you very much more than I do the bourgeois. You and your colleagues are fighting for something. You're fighting for survival, just like myself, while the bourgeois and all their possessions rot away. They wallow in their comforts. Well, I swear I'll never be one of them.
Featured in One Hundred and One Nights
Guilbaud Et La Baronne
Written and Performed by Michel Colombier
Et Son Orchestre
Sung by Jacques Revaux
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