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Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris ()


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Three attendees at a puppet theater don various roles in order to sing a variety of songs by Jacques Brel, all while hippies and other eccentrics cavort about them.

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Elly Stone ...
Lady With Shopping Bag
Mort Shuman ...
Taxi Driver
Joe Masiell ...
Marine
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Annick Berger
Moni Yakim
Bernard Lafontaine
France Lombard
Sophie Héroux
Nico Sirakos
Jean Schianno
René Quivrin
Paule Tanneur
Martial
Jean Nény ...
(as Jean Meny)
René de Castello ...
(as De Castillo)
Michel Anthiome
Gonzague Claudet-Zeno
Mina Yakim
Rosaline Lequime
Claire Van Der Borght
Tina Costa
Jimmy Shuman
Raoul Yanes
Giannin Lorengett
Michel Herval
Jean Costa
Françoise Simon
Joseph Neil ...
Voices for 'Madeleine' (voice)
Annette Perrone ...
Voices for 'Madeleine' (voice)
Judy Lander ...
Voices for 'Madeleine' (voice)
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Voices for 'Madeleine' (voice)
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Directed by

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Denis Héroux

Written by

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Eric Blau ... (screenplay)
 
Eric Blau ... (play) &
Mort Shuman ... (play) (as Mortimer Shuman) &
Jacques Brel ... (play)

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Claude Héroux ... executive producer
Eugène Lépicier ... associate producer: France (as Eugene Lepicier)
Paul Marshall ... producer: Cinévidéo

Cinematography by

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René Verzier

Film Editing by

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Yves Langlois

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Mélanie Gelman ... assistant editor

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Fernand Bernardi
Claude Moesching ... decorator (as Claude Moeching)

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Jeanne Vergne ... (as Jeannine Vergne)

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Annie Coppini ... hair stylist
Marcel Occelli ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Clo D'Olban ... unit manager

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Justice Bouchard ... assistant director
Mishka Cheyko ... second assistant director (as Michel Cheyko)

Art Department

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Jean André ... set designer
Claude Aude ... props
Jean Vergne ... props
Maurice Zisswiller ... props

Sound Department

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Adrian Croll ... assistant re-recording mixer
Stephen Dalby ... re-recording mixer
Marcel Pothier ... sound editor
Patrick Rousseau ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department

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Pascal Gennesseaux ... assistant camera
Yves Manciet ... still photographer
Michel Thiriet ... camera operator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Raymonde Ventura ... assistant costume designer

Music Department

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Jacques Brel ... music by
Jean Cortinovis ... composer: song "Les Bourgeois" (as Cortinovis)
François Rauber ... conductor / musical director / orchestrator

Script and Continuity Department

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Sonia Salvy-Matossian ... script girl

Additional Crew

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Sydney Banks ... international coordinator
Charley Marouani ... international coordinator (as Charlie Marouani)
Germaine Torta ... production secretary
Moni Yakim ... choreographer

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Jacques Brel Is Alive, etc. once toured American and European theatres. The show is comprised of 35 songs written by the famous travelling troubedor Jacques Brell (who also stars in the film version). The film centers on various aspects of life (love, marriage, death, war, etc.). Written by T.P. Addams

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Also Known As
  • O Jacques Brel, panta zontanos kai zei sto Parisi (Greece)
  • Jacques Brel él, jól van és Párizsban lakik (Hungary)
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  • 98 min
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Budget CAD850,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Brel's scenes were filmed quickly as Brel, a heavy smoker, knew he was dying. In October of 74 he was diagnosed with lung cancer. That following November he was rushed to the hospital for emergency lung surgery. See more »
Movie Connections Version of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (1974). See more »
Soundtracks Madeleine See more »

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