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Zazie dans le metro (Criterion) (1960)

Cast: Catherine Demongeot, Philippe Noiret, Hubert Deschamps, more...
Director: Louis Malle
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Studio: Criterion
Genre: Comedies, Foreign, Slapstick, France, Criterion Collection
Running Time: 92 min.
Languages: French
Subtitles: English

Synopsis
A brash and precocious ten-year-old (Catherine Demongeot) comes to Paris for a whirlwind weekend with her rakish uncle (Philippe Noiret); he and the viewer get more than they bargained for, however, in this anarchic comedy from Louis Malle, which rides roughshod over the City of Light. Based on a popular novel by Raymond Queneau that had been considered unadaptable, Malle's audacious Zazie dans le métro, made with flair on the cusp of the French New Wave, is a bit of stream-of-consciousness slapstick, wall-to-wall with visual gags, editing tricks, and effects.

Special Features

  • Archival video interviews with director Louis Malle, novelist Raymond Queneau, actress Catherine Demongeot, and screenwriter Jean-Paul Rappeneau
  • New audio interview with director and photographer William Klein, artistic consultant on the film
  • Le Paris de Zazie, a 2005 video piece featuring assistant director Philippe Collin
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation



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