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The Old Lady and the Pigeons (1997)

La vieille dame et les pigeons (original title)
In seductive central Paris, an undernourished gendarme willing to go to great lengths to feed himself hatches a desperate, yet utterly cunning plan.

Director:

Sylvain Chomet

Writers:

Sylvain Chomet (scenario), David Freedman (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
James Pidgeon ... (voice) (as Jim Pidgeon)
Michoue Sylvain Michoue Sylvain ... (voice)
Andrea Usher-Jones Andrea Usher-Jones ... (voice)
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Storyline

In seductive central Paris, amidst American noisy tourists, an undernourished gendarme unexpectedly stumbles across a sweet elderly woman feeding flocks of pigeons in the park with out-of-the-ordinary table scraps. As a result, it won't take long before the emaciated and starving officer hatches a desperate, yet utterly cunning plan to trick the merciful unsuspecting lady into letting him take part in the feasts, willing to go to great lengths to get himself fed. But where does the need for survival end, and where does greed begin? As the lucky police officer gets fatter by the day, soon, he will realise that moderation is golden. Written by Nick Riganas

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The Policeman has a cameo on Chomet's later film, The Illusionist (2010). See more »

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Referenced in The Triplets of Belleville (2003) See more »

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lovely absurd
7 July 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

but one who works in great manner. because it is an embroidery of stereotypes and clichés. because the poor gendarme represents more than the story of starvation but the social parable of success.and its price. and the old lady is adorable.short, one of films who preserves the flavor of Paris. with each its pieces/ingredients, from tourists to the...pigeons. and, sure, the music, humor and the dishes.


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Canada | France | Belgium | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1998 (France) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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