7.2/10
1,862
7 user 3 critic

Charlotte et Véronique, ou Tous les garçons s'appellent Patrick (1959)

Two French college girls each meet a boy named Patrick and quickly realize that it is less a coincidence then they think.

Director:

Writer:

(scenario)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A jilted man (Jean-Paul Belmondo) rants at his mostly silent former lover (Anne Collette).

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anne Collette, Gérard Blain
Romance | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young woman is going to Paris by bus, but when she steps out of her house she discovers that her garden and the whole village is flooded with water. With a boat and a bike she succeeds to... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut
Stars: Jean-Claude Brialy, Caroline Dim, Jean-Luc Godard
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young woman is tempted to flirt with a stranger.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Maria Lysandre, Roland Tolmatchoff, Carmen Mirando
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Birger is old and retired from work. Still, he goes back to work since he has nothing else to do. Back home he gets a rare visitor: a girl from Hare Krishna recruiting new members. But his ... See full summary »

Director: Lukas Moodysson
Stars: Sten Ljunggren, Cecilia Frode, Erich Hörtnagl
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

During the Algerian War, a man and woman from opposing sides fall in love with one another.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Anna Karina, Michel Subor, Henri-Jacques Huet
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A French striptease artist is desperate to become a mother. When her reluctant boyfriend suggests his best friend to impregnate her, feelings become complicated when she accepts.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy, Jean-Paul Belmondo
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Seven directors each dramatize one of the seven deadly sins in a short film. In "Anger," a domestic argument over a fly in the Sunday soup escalates into nuclear war. In "Sloth," a movie ... See full summary »

Directors: Philippe de Broca, Claude Chabrol, and 6 more credits »
Stars: Marie-José Nat, Dominique Paturel, Danièle Barraud
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Jean-Luc Godard
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Patrice Moullet, Marino Masé, Geneviève Galéa
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A superifical woman has conflict between choosing her abusive husband and her vain lover.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Bernard Noël, Macha Méril, Philippe Leroy
Fridge (1995)
Short | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In a squalid tenement building in Glasgow, two toughs lock a helpless young boy inside a broken fridge-freezer.

Director: Peter Mullan
Stars: Gary Lewis, Vicki Masson, Laurie Ventry
Epilog I (1992)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A love story has come to its end. When a man steps into the room where his beloved one lives, she tells him to go and that she doesn't want to see him anymore. He realizes that this is ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Tykwer
Stars: Isis Krüger, Thomas Wolff
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Students Veronique and Charlotte meet the same man separately, who makes a date with each of them separately the next evening. When they both show up, he shows up, too, with a third woman. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 May 1959 (France)  »

Also Known As:

All the Boys Are Called Patrick  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This short film is featured on the Criterion Collection DVD for A Woman Is a Woman (1961). See more »

Quotes

Charlotte: It looks like love.
Véronique: Then, it could be love.
Charlotte: It should be love!
Véronique: Eh, Oui!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Wanderlust (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
underrated by the other reviewers on IMDb; this is as fresh an early cinematic collaboration one can hope for
2 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Considering what I read about this little short film, the first directed by Jean-Luc Godard and one of the first, if not the first, scribed by Eric Rohmer, I thought this was just going to be a stupid, amateurish piece of fluff. As it turns out, Charlotte and Veronique or All the Boys Are Called Patrick is like a small little quasi-template for the stylistic and romantic attitudes of the French New Wave via Cashiers du Cinema. It's naturally un-polished and a little too quick to leave as lasting an impact as some of the other films Godard and Rohmer would make, but it also features some of their best qualities on display with the energy and liveliness of rebel filmmakers squarely in their youth. For one thing, the criticism of film at the time is slipped in well enough for any film geek to savor- like the newspaper headline one reads at a table that says "French cinema is dying under the weight of false legends"- which includes some minor hints of the convention-breaking camera angles (who says we need to see a person talking to one in a over-the-shoulder, or head on, angle anyway).

And for me, unlike another commenter on this page, I didn't think it was necessarily more Rohmer than Godard. The sense of rapid-fire ease in getting realistic dialog regarding those of the opposite sex is there, to be sure, but there's a sense of rhythm that comes out in the dialog that wouldn't be found right away in Rohmer; actually, if anything, the whole rapport between Patrick with the two girls he courts reminded me of the pushy yet "cool" way that Belmondo had about him in Breathless. And the street photography out in Paris shows Godard being already unequivocal in his mastery of capturing the outside world in a unique style- that too is sort of a stylistic template for the Nouvelle Vague. And while it ends on a fairly obvious note- what Patrick really is after all the build-up of Charlotte and Veronique talking about 'their' Patrick- it nevertheless delivers on bringing some light and breezy times by way of hip filmmakers testing their chops on scripting the basics with character and getting down what it is to make the outside world into a form of poetry.


17 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page