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Jacquot de Nantes (1991)

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Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. ... See full summary »

Director:

Agnès Varda

Writers:

Jacques Demy (memoirs), Agnès Varda
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Philippe Maron Philippe Maron ... Jacquot 1
Edouard Joubeaud Edouard Joubeaud ... Jacquot 2
Laurent Monnier Laurent Monnier ... Jacquot 3
Brigitte De Villepoix Brigitte De Villepoix ... Marilou, la mere
Daniel Dublet Daniel Dublet ... Raymond, le pere
Clément Delaroche Clément Delaroche ... Yvon 1
Rody Averty Rody Averty ... Yvon 2
Hélène Pors Hélène Pors ... Reine 1
Marie-Sidonie Benoist Marie-Sidonie Benoist ... Reine 2
Jérémie Bernard Jérémie Bernard ... Yannick 1
Cédric Michaud Cédric Michaud ... Yannick 2
Julien Mitard Julien Mitard ... Rene 1
Jérémie Bader Jérémie Bader ... Rene 2
Guillaume Navaud Guillaume Navaud ... Cousin Joel
Fanny Lebreton Fanny Lebreton ... La petite refugiee
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Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. Jacquot is fascinated by every kind of show (theatre, cinema, puppets). He buys a camera to shoot his first amateur film... An evocation of French cineast Jacques Demy's childhood and vocation for the cinema and the musicals. Written by Yepok

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 June 1993 (USA) See more »

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Gross USA:

$149,200
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Stereo
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A tribute to Agnès Varda's husband of 33 years, Jacques Demy. The scenes of Demy's childhood were shot in the actual house that he grew up in. See more »

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References Queen's Necklace (1946) See more »

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On Ira Pendre notre Linge sur la Ligne Siegfried
Music by Michael Carr
English lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy
French lyrics by Paul Misraki
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Jacquot de Nantes (1991)
6 January 2012 | by MartinTellerSee all my reviews

Agnes Varda's biographical sketch of Jacques Demy's childhood and how it shaped him into a filmmaker. I use the word "sketch" because the film doesn't really go in-depth to any degree and it feels like a pretty superficial treatment. However, there's a lot of warmth and charm to it, and the anecdotes being revealed make for compelling material. If the sort of nostalgia on display isn't terribly original, at least there is some originality in the structure, tying clips from Demy's work to specific moments to his youth. The brief scenes of the real Demy (presumably not long before his death) help keeps things fresh as well. While this didn't knock my socks off, it was a very pleasant and endearing movie.


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