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Quiet Days in Clichy (1970)

Stille dage i Clichy (original title)
Not so quiet, Joey and Carl's days in Clichy... The two men, living in a small apartment, are penniless writers, with not enough to eat, which does not prevent them from enjoying life. One ... See full summary »
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Nys (as Ulla Lemvigh-Müller)
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Herman Wolsgaard-Iversen
Britten Jensen
Elsa Jackson

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Not so quiet, Joey and Carl's days in Clichy... The two men, living in a small apartment, are penniless writers, with not enough to eat, which does not prevent them from enjoying life. One of their main interests is to get laid with women of various ages, physical appearances and nationalities. Among them, a neighbor in need, a fourteen-year-old half-witted girl, an American newspaper vendor who tends to smash up everything before making love, a Swedish woman who mourns her late husband..., all being merely sex toys they play with Written by Guy Bellinger

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1 June 1970 (Denmark)  »

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Owing to the subject matter and strong language the film was rejected for UK cinema by the BBFC in 1970. It was eventually released fully uncut on DVD by Arrow in 2002. See more »

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Joey: I envy her phlegm, her indolence. I could urge her to talk about it at length about doing nothing, I mean. Just to watch her eat is inspiring. She's lazy, yes. Lazy as sin. But everything she talks about is interesting, even when it's about nothing.
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References La resa dei conti (1966) See more »

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18 October 2014 | by (Lyngby, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Pretty funny and trashy take on Miller's vision. The sex in this movie makes The Room love scenes to look like high art. For example the almost total absence of doggystyle position, I don't know if it was a censorship issue but it seems stupid to watch this Italian Stalion softcore sex over and over. The guy playing Miller does a rather awful job anyway. He might be an interesting person himself but he is no Henry Miller that is for sure! Anyway, the movie is oversexed in a silly way like if someone saw American Psycho as only being about physical violence for example. Thus in a way it is a weird take on Miller to make it about sex. Miller had a number of other interests such as philosophy.


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