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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Clotilde Joano ...
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Pierre Bertin ...
Monsieur Belin
Jean-Louis Maury ...
Marcel
Albert Dinan ...
Albert
Ave Ninchi ...
Mme Louise
Sacha Briquet ...
Henri
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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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Les Bonnes Femmes  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,578, 15 August 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,578, 15 August 1999
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(Westrex Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Author and playwright Françoise Sagan defended Claude Chabrol who had been accused of machismo with Les Bonnes Femmes (1960). The two later amused themselves by making the film Bluebeard (1963), a story based on a real life killer of women. See more »

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Creepy Hitchcockian Ending
31 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Masterful early Chabrol film with brilliant acting and tense situtations. A preview of situtations and things to come in later Chabrol thrillers. The man on the bike is an enimatic figure whose intentions are not revealed until the final moment. The final scene is done in the manner of a dream. I think that Les Bonnes Femmes(1960) had a slight influence on Ms. 45(1981) especially on the working relationship of woman. Seeing it makes me interested in watching more films by Claude Chabrol. Classic French cinema of the New Wave besides Shoot the Piano Player(1961) and Breathless(1959).


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