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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 & 28 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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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

24 September 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Saint Laurent: Η χρυσή εποχή See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,000, 10 May 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$425,249, 19 July 2015
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of France to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015. 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 »

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

Connections

References Smoking/No Smoking (1993) See more »

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Une soirée avec Betty
by Bertrand Bonello
© 2014 Europacorp / Mandarin Film
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Fabulous movie with major problems
19 October 2015 | by JonathanWalfordSee all my reviews

I want to love this film - the acting is wonderful and the art direction is spectacular - the cinematography, locations, costuming, even the soundtrack. However, the story is disjointed and badly edited.

It is also essential that the viewer knows the characters in YSL's life before seeing this film because there are many oblique references to people that will go over most people's heads and not enough explanation to understand who some of these people were and why they were so influential. There are also a couple of gratuitous nude scenes that cheapen the film because they look like a desperate attempt to win over an audience by exposing the considerable asset of the lead actor. The film also suffers from being a smidgen too long - I was restless in my chair by the end.

Despite this, there are some excellent scenes in this film that are beautifully written, acted, and shot. The opening sequence in the workrooms in 1967 is elegant, the woman buying the pant suit is poignant, the party scenes at the discotheques in the 1960s and 1970s are exciting to watch, and the split screens with the fashions and newsreel films are clever.

I couldn't help but think that a fresh edit might make this a much better film.


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