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

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Intriguing but unconvincing
8 April 2020 | by willst01See all my reviews

It takes a long time to get going and the principal actors are unconvincing... if Jacques Demy had managed to persuade Johnny Hallyday to play Orphee that would have been really interesting. Also Demy had to cast a Japanese actress (who couldn't speak French) as Eurydice in order to secure the finance for the movie. Jean Marais and Marie-France Pisier are excellent and the film perks up when they are on screen. I always enjoy Michel Legrand's music and the lighting effects in the movie are excellent. But it is not one of this director's better efforts.


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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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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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