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Claude Chabrol (adaptation) (dialogue)
Ugo Leonzio (adaptation) (dialogue)
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9 May 1990 (France) See more »
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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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A colourful journey into an imaginary past See more (11 total) »

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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
"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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A colourful journey into an imaginary past, 24 September 2013
Author: Charlot47 from France

Reviewers have complained that this film does not capture enough of the book by Henry Miller and includes things he did not write. Of the additions, for me the frame story rings poignant and true. On the Californian coast we see the dying Miller obsessed by one last unconsummated passion for a beautiful young nude model, a recreation of the bewitching teenage Colette he had lost. Outside on the beach the ghosts of his old Parisian friends gather for him to join them. Then we move into his memories.

Of these, the added stuff about fascism and communism in 1930s Paris does seem feeble. But my defence for both departures is that they are at worst ironic and at best comic. The real Miller and some of his friends may have taken themselves fairly seriously but in this film the cavortings and occasional soul-searchings of American exiles in Paris, immune from the harsh political facts of European life, border on the absurd. His devotion to Proust is treated satirically and to a Parisian his frequent comparisons with Brooklyn are merely ridiculous.

In fact we see virtually no real Paris, the city being most of the time conveyed by sets, which deliberately distance the story to a dreamy insubstantial past. Like the artificiality of the book, the film creates a fantasy world, one of untrustworthy recollection from a gifted, persuasive but ultimately unreliable narrator. Though actuality does intrude when Colette runs away and jumps onto a very real Metro train, so leaving the imaginary sphere for the quotidian.

While intensely autobiographical, incorporating wholesale people he knew at the time, Miller's work is fiction. It is not a diary but a melody spun out of his experience, looking beyond outward events to his inward poetic and philosophical reflections. This last dimension is what I miss in Chabrol's film, which mostly stays closer to the colourful surface occurrences of the characters' lives. Although I don't think many male viewers will complain about the often revealed surfaces of the many lovely women.

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