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Jours tranquilles à Clichy (1990)

Expatriate Henry Miller indulges in a variety of sexual escapades while struggling to establish himself as a serious writer in Paris.


Claude Chabrol


Claude Chabrol (adaptation), Ugo Leonzio (adaptation) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew McCarthy ... Henry Miller, AKA Joey
Nigel Havers ... Alfred Perlès, AKA Karl
Barbara De Rossi ... Nys
Stéphanie Tchou-Cotta Stéphanie Tchou-Cotta ... Colette Ducarouge (as Stéphanie Cotta)
Isolde Barth ... Ania Regentag
Eva Grimaldi ... Yvonne
Anna Galiena ... Edith
Giuditta Del Vecchio Giuditta Del Vecchio
Stéphane Audran ... Adrienne
Mario Adorf ... Ernest Regentag
Elide Melli Elide Melli
Henri Attal Henri Attal
Jean-Marie Arnoux Jean-Marie Arnoux
Hélène Benayon Hélène Benayon
Jacques Brunet Jacques Brunet ... Colette's father


The American writer Joe arrives in Paris to research and write about Proust. He meets the Polish Karl and they become friends and costumers of brothels and restaurants. When the fifteen year-old Colette arrives in Paris, they both fall in love with her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Total waste of time
29 September 2007 | by offenes_meerSee all my reviews

This film is to be avoided by anyone wanting to see something worthwhile. If you are a Chabrol aficionado, well, you might just want to quench your thirst on completing your knowledge of his filmography. Chabrol totally misses the point of the novel. Although he interestingly casts the two main characters as somewhat resembling the original Jens Thorsen film main actors. Nothing of the situationist atmosphere of the book and the 1970s film is preserved. The plot is located in the 20ies/30ies with some nonsense political threads thrown in. The 70ies film apparently was reshaped to the 50ies/60ies (without much mention, but the street scenes would suggest so) - and that actually made more sense. Chabrol invents two threads of a night club and the dying Miller which just don't make it and turns the film into a tedious experience of wannabe cinematographic art. Having re-written the plot does not help anything in this flick - it finally just goes nowhere at all. Waste of money and waste of time. Take to the UK original version of Jens Thorsen in any case, even if this is VERY bleak and 70ies-ish. If I were Henry Miller, I would have shot Chabrol for this. Another thing I cannot understand is the rating. NOTHING in this film justifies and 16 or even 18-up rating. The French rated it at 12+ which is about what it deserves. *grumble*

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9 May 1990 (France) See more »

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