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9 May 1990 (France) See more »
Expatriate Henry Miller indulges in a variety of sexual escapades while struggling to establish himself as a serious writer in Paris. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Andrew McCarthy ... Henry Miller, AKA Joey

Nigel Havers ... Alfred Perlès, AKA Karl

Barbara De Rossi ... Nys
Stéphanie Tchou-Cotta ... Colette Ducarouge (as Stéphanie Cotta)

Isolde Barth ... Ania Regentag
Eva Grimaldi ... Yvonne

Anna Galiena ... Edith
Giuditta Del Vecchio

Stéphane Audran ... Adrienne

Mario Adorf ... Ernest Regentag
Elide Melli
Henri Attal
Jean-Marie Arnoux
Hélène Benayon
Jacques Brunet ... Colette's father
Matthieu Chabrol

Thomas Chabrol ... Guest at cocktail party
Brigitte Chamarande

Brigitte Christensen
Vinicio Diamanti
Myriam Druelle
Federica Farnese
Pierre Gérard
Vadim Glowna
Lazaro Grun
Claire Hammond
Michel Jurbet
Jean-François Klein

Beatrice Kruger ... Colette's mother (as Béatrice Kruger)
Jean-Claude Lecas
Jurgen Mash ... Le psychiatre
Maria Cristina Mastrangeli
Patrick Moreau

Margie Newton
Harish Powar
Regina Josefa Rodríguez
Hélène Shani
Rocco Renato D'Urso
Isabelle Wolfe
Dominique Zardi ... Gustave
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wolfgang Reichmann ... Sebastien (uncredited)
Mónica Zanchi ... Prostitute (uncredited)

Directed by
Claude Chabrol 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claude Chabrol  adaptation (dialogue)
Ugo Leonzio  adaptation (dialogue)
Henry Miller  novel "Quiet Days in Clichy"

Produced by
Juraj Chmel .... associate producer
Pietro Innocenzi .... executive producer
Antonio Passalia .... producer
Gabriel Rossini .... associate producer
Alfonso Sansone .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jean-Michel Bernard 
Luigi Ceccarelli 
Matthieu Chabrol 
Cinematography by
Jean Rabier 
Film Editing by
Monique Fardoulis 
Casting by
Risa Kes 
Carlo U. Quinterio  (as Carlos Quinterio)
Art Direction by
Marco Dentici 
Set Decoration by
Alain Paroutaud (head set decorator)
Costume Design by
Ezio Altieri 
Makeup Department
Walter Cossu .... key makeup artist
Mirella Ginnoto .... key hair stylist
Elda Magnanti .... hair stylist
Gino Zamprioli .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ange Bouclet .... assistant unit manager
Bernard Cassus-Soulanis .... unit production manager (as Bernard Cassus)
Fabrizio De Martino .... unit production manager
Alain Domínguez .... assistant unit manager
Jacques Juranville .... production manager
Jacques Juranville .... production supervisor
Dominique Lallier .... unit production manager
Giuliano Piermarioli .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cécile Maistre .... second assistant director
Alain Wermus .... first assistant director
Carlo U. Quinterio .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Patrizia Alfonsi .... art department assistant
Patrizia Alfonsi .... set dresser
Licia Bicchielli .... assistant art director
Natasza Chroscicki .... assistant art director
Dino Galiano .... property master
Franco Galiano .... property master
Pierre Galliard .... property master
Marion Griffoulière .... assistant art director
Paolo Innocenzi .... assistant art director
Max Legardeur .... prop buyer
Mauro Passi .... prop buyer
Adriano Tiberi .... property master
Rafaël Vicent-Marti .... set dresser (as Rafael Marti)
Sound Department
Maurice Gilbert .... sound
Stanislav Litera .... sound
André Naudin .... foley artist
Gadou Naudin .... foley artist (as Gadoue Naudin)
Ed Parente .... sound (as Edward Parente)
Günther Ruckdeschel .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephane Canda .... grip
Claude Chabrol .... grip
Robert Coret .... grip
Cendrine Dedise .... second assistant camera
Claudio Del Gobbo .... grip
Alfredo Diaguardi .... key grip (as Alfredo Dioguardi)
Jean-Baptiste Dutreix .... key grip
Maurice Estival .... gaffer
Jean Fleury .... gaffer
Luciano Giammei .... head gaffer
Francesco Narducci .... still photographer
Roberto Novara .... assistant camera
Jacques Prayer .... still photographer
Jean-Marc Rabier .... focus puller
Claude Rouxel .... head gaffer
Roberto Ruzzolini .... focus puller
Guy Savidan .... gaffer
Michel Thiriet .... camera operator
Casting Department
Hervé Gamondes .... extras casting
Ingrid Lill Høgtun .... casting assistant (as Ingrid Lill Hogrun)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie Bal .... costumer
Cristina Casani .... costumer
Anna Cirilli .... costumer
Françoise Disle .... wardrobe mistress
Alain Kerveillant .... wardrobe assistant
Donato Tieppo .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Antoine Laguerre .... trainee assistant editor
Hélène Le Morvan .... trainee assistant editor
Florence Poulain .... assistant editor
Olivier Rossignol .... assistant editor
Other crew
Aurore Chabrol .... script supervisor (as Aurore Paquiss)
Bruno Di Luia .... weapons
Massimo Esposti .... cashier (as Massimo Espositi)
Dominique Fauche .... production secretary
Marlène Hahn .... production secretary
April Hyde .... dialogue coach
Roberto Santolini .... cashier

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Also Known As:
"Giorni felici a Clichy" - Italy
"Quiet Days in Clichy" -
"Clichy'de sessiz günler" - Turkey (Turkish title) (imdb display title)
"Csendes napok Clichyben" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"Días tranquilos en Clichy" - Spain
"Dias de Clichy" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Pasiones en Clichy" - Argentina (video title)
"Spokojne dni w Clichy" - Poland (imdb display title)
"Stille Tage in Clichy" - West Germany
"Stille dager i Clichy" - Norway (imdb display title)
"Tiché dny v Clichy" - Czechoslovakia (Czech title)
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Colombia:116 min | Argentina:120 min
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10 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
another Claude Chabrol dud, 9 June 2006
Author: dbdumonteil

Henry Miller, the famous nefarious American writer in the twilight years remembers his youth spent in Paris at the dawn of the thirties. A life of debauchery guided by the search for rapture and intense pleasure of the senses through sex, food and literature (he was a profound admirer of Marcel Proust).

Amid a bushy and patchy filmography, Claude Chabrol admits liking this movie very much. That this movie makes him feel good is a mystery to me for it showcases none interest. His lack of input in his film, even his absence in the directing are blatant. He shot in a glib way an amorphous biopic to which one doesn't succeed in getting interested beyond the first ten minutes. The characters (Henry "Joey" Miller, Alfred "Carl" Perlès, Colette Ducarouge) have little depth and thickness and their acting mainly consist in wandering from brothel to brothel, from restaurant to restaurant (as Chabrol's inclination for gastronomy has it) and from flat to apartment. Probably to obey to the famous Latin expression "Carpe Diem". The action is sluggish and it's nearly a feat that the filmmaker could stretch his film for two hours with such a thin, stale, repetitive screenplay. It's all the more infuriating as the scenario doesn't live up to some heaven-sent opportunities. The ones through which one could have remembered Chabrol's trademark like unearth the hateful flaws of a posh bourgeoisie. But alas, Chabrol contented himself to skim over this point. Bereft of this asset which might have justify the vision of this film and of rigor, Chabrol installs the audience in a deep torpor and one stays out of this derivative picture of the Paris during the Roaring Twenties.

The cast is totally undistinguished, a far cry from Chabrol's great family like Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Bouquet, Jean Poiret or Isabelle Huppert. Yes, the luminary Stéphane Audran is part of the cast but she's completely wasted in a role unworthy of her skills. Anna Galiena is also included in the cast but she will be given the chance to shine the same year with Patrice Leconte's dreamy "Mari De La Coiffeuse".

Chabrol beat his dead horse with this mediocre commissioned film which is now in limbo. Anyway, 1990 was a dreadful vintage for him with these "quiet days in Clichy" and also with another fiasco the same year: "Dr. M".

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