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Saint Laurent (2014)

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Yves Saint Laurent's life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career.

Director:

Bertrand Bonello

Writers:

Bertrand Bonello (screenplay), Thomas Bidegain (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
9 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gaspard Ulliel ... Yves Saint Laurent
Jérémie Renier ... Pierre Bergé
Louis Garrel ... Jacques de Bascher
Léa Seydoux ... Loulou de la Falaise
Aymeline Valade ... Betty Catroux
Amira Casar ... Anne-Marie Munoz
Micha Lescot ... Monsieur Jean-Pierre
Helmut Berger ... Yves Saint Laurent en 1989
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Mme Duzer (as Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi)
Valérie Donzelli ... Renée
Jasmine Trinca ... Talitha Getty
Dominique Sanda ... Lucienne Saint Laurent
Vittoria Scognamiglio Vittoria Scognamiglio ... Directrice de l'atelier
Brady Corbet ... David, hommes d'affaires Squibb
Anaïs Couette Anaïs Couette
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Yves Saint Laurent's life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career.

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Rated R for graphic nudity/strong sexual situations, substance abuse throughout and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This was one of the two films about Yves Saint-Laurent to be released in 2014 and to be nominated for Best Actor award at the 2015 Césars. See more »

Goofs

The translator in the boardroom scene mistranslated the sales numbers: in French she's told the sales increased from 1.3m up to 2.6m, but she translates it to English as 1.6m up to 2.3m. See more »

Quotes

Loulou de la Falaise: This is style. Fashion passes like a train.
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Crazy Credits

The actors are listed without the names of the characters they're playing. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Evening Urgant: Gaspard Ulliel (2014) See more »

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Baby baby
by Franck Hedin et Nathalie Loriot
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Poor story telling
21 October 2015 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of the lost and hedonistic lifestyle of the young fashion genius Yves Saint Laurent, and his life in the later years.

The film starts off interesting, as it starts the story from Yves already having success in the fashion world. While there's some mention of his work, the emphasis of the plot is on Yves' partying, drugs and alcohol. The very handsome actor playing Saint Laurent helps to keep viewers interested, but unfortunately the interest is not sustained because I find the last hour of the film disjointed, unfocused and frankly aimless. The film cuts from his youth to his older days continuously for no good reason, and scenes are not connected to tell a cohesive story. Subplots are poorly explained and not followed through. For example, we don't know what the outcome is after the long first business meeting with the Americans. Then, the brief coverage of "opium" isn't followed up. What Pierre says to Jacques is an annoying mystery as well. Then the film cuts from the fashion show to various stages of his life in a random manner, that I became completely confused. I was waiting for the film to end, but it just wouldn't end. I was disappointed by this film.


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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

24 September 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Saint Laurent See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,000, 10 May 2015

Gross USA:

$429,477

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,202,241
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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