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Les Bonnes Femmes (1960)

Les bonnes femmes (original title)
Four Parisian women navigate the world of romance and daily life looking to fulfill their dreams but often find real-life to be inescapable.

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Clotilde Joano ...
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Lucile Saint-Simon ...
Pierre Bertin ...
Jean-Louis Maury ...
Albert Dinan ...
Ave Ninchi ...
Sacha Briquet ...
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Le copain de Jane
Jean Barclay
Rossana Rossanigo
Dolly Bell ...
La danseuse nue
Gabriel Gobin ...
Le père d'Henri (as Gabriel Gobain)
France Asselin ...
La mère d'Henri
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Storyline

Ginette, Rita, Jacqueline and Jane try to find fulfillment and love in their lives. Rita has a fiancé whose family is obsessed with social distinction; Jane has a boy-friend in the army, but does not hesitate to enjoy herself with chance encounters; Ginette has a mysterious passion that keeps her away from her colleagues at nights. Jacqueline is lonely; but who is that mysterious bike-rider who is constantly following her ? Written by Eduardo Casais <eduardo.casais@research.nokia.com>

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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22 April 1960 (France)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,578 (USA) (15 August 1999)

Gross:

$6,578 (USA) (15 August 1999)
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1.66 : 1
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Les Bonnes Femmes (1960), now regarded as one of Claude Chabrol's masterworks, was a critical and commercial failure when it was originally released. In her autobiography "Le Roman de ma vie", Bernadette Lafont remembers that, at one point during the movie premiere, a viewer furiously screamed that he wanted back the 5 francs he had paid for the ticket. Chabrol, who was sitting before him, turned around and gave them to him. Also, at the end of the screening, another spectator tried to get in a fist fight with the director. The two men were separated. See more »

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Fascinating movie
1 December 2004 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie by a coincidence zapping around, and I couldn't stop watching. The movie was made 4 years before I was born, but I like to see old films of this kind. And of course, the French movies of any year, always casting beautiful actresses. The story is simple, and moves very slowly forward. But maybe this is a realistic portrait of young parisiennes in 1960. It's sure gives me some feeling of the nightlife in Paris then. Clotilde Joano is "Jacqueline", who faces a tragic ending in this movie. I have tried to find out some more about this classic and beautiful actor, but the internet contains very little information beside her biography, and that she was Swiss, and died in 1974. If anyone can give me some more information about her, I would appreciate it. If you are going to see an black and white European movie this weekend, I can recommend Les Bonnes Femmes.


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