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Parking (1985)

This film is an update of Jean Cocteau's Orpheus, set in the world of 1980s rock.

Director:

Jacques Demy

Writer:

Jacques Demy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Francis Huster ... Orphée / Orpheus
Laurent Malet ... Calaïs
Keiko Itô Keiko Itô ... Euridice
Gérard Klein ... Aristée
Marie-France Pisier ... Claude Perséphone
Jean Marais ... Hadès / The Devil
Hugues Quester ... Caron
Éva Darlan ... Dominique Daniel (as Eva Darlan)
Annick Alane Annick Alane ... Lucienne
Marion Game Marion Game ... L'habilleuse
Jean Amos Jean Amos ... Clément
Gilles Cohen Gilles Cohen ... L'homme Bercy
Odile Cohen Odile Cohen ... L'hôtesse douanes
Daniel Dhubert Daniel Dhubert ... Le garçon de café
Patrick Fierry Patrick Fierry ... L'officier des Douanes
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This film is an update of Jean Cocteau's Orpheus, set in the world of 1980s rock.

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Drama | Fantasy | Musical

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David Bowie was first announced for the Francis Hunter part. See more »

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Featured in Jacquot de Nantes (1991) See more »

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Postscript to Andrew Lloyd Webber...
31 July 2003 | by madsagittarianSee all my reviews

The concept is there: Jacques Demy updating Cocteau's ORPHEUS up to the 1980's, whereas Orpheus is now a rock musician, and, in an interesting bit of casting, Eurydice is played by an Asian actress. He even hired matinee idol Jean Marais (star of the original film) to play The Devil (and by the way, Hades is an underground parking garage!).

But the promise basically ends on that note. Demy is certainly the perfect choice for realizing this material, but his flair for colour, rhythm and tone -best seen in DONKEY SKIN (in which Marais also starred), LOLA, and of course, THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG- has shockingly vanished. Instead, this film is flat, and rather depressing. Too bad.

But couldn't you just picture this updated material being redone as a stage musical today? With Paul Stanley as Orpheus, co-starring Gene Simmons and Marie Osmond? Plus Elton John and Tim Rice doing the music of course...


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 May 1985 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Calle P See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Production Co:

France 3 Cinéma, Garance See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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