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One Sings, the Other Doesn't (1977)

L'une chante l'autre pas (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History | 9 March 1977 (France)
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The lives of Pomme, an aspiring singer, and Suzanne, a struggling mother, as they search for their own identity in 1970s France.

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Agnès Varda

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Agnès Varda
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thérèse Liotard ... Suzanne Galibier - puis Aubanel
Valérie Mairesse ... Pauline alias Pomme
Robert Dadiès Robert Dadiès ... Jérôme
Mona Mairesse Mona Mairesse ... La mère de Pomme
Francis Lemaire Francis Lemaire ... Le père de Pomme
François Courbin François Courbin ... Mathieu - 9 mois
Ali Rafie ... Darius
Gisèle Halimi Gisèle Halimi ... Gisèle Halimi
Salomé Wimille Salomé Wimille ... Marie - 3 ans
Nicole Clément Nicole Clément ... La prof de philo
Jean-Pierre Pellegrin Jean-Pierre Pellegrin ... Docteur Pierre Aubanel
Joëlle Papineau Joëlle Papineau ... Joëlle
Micou Papineau Micou Papineau ... Micou
Doudou Greffier Doudou Greffier ... Doudou
Dane Porret Dane Porret ... Le rocker yéyé
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Storyline

The intertwined lives of two women in 1970s France, set against the progress of the women's movement in which Agnes Varda was involved. Pomme and Suzanne meet when Pomme helps Suzanne obtain an abortion after a third pregnancy which she cannot afford. They lose contact but meet again ten years later. Pomme has become an unconventional singer, Suzanne a serious community worker - despite the contrast they remain friends and share in the various dramas of each others' lives, in the process affirming their different female identities. Written by Alison Smith <mla22@cc.keele.ac.uk>

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Drama | History

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Language:

French

Release Date:

9 March 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

One Sings, the Other Doesn't See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,700, 3 June 2018

Gross USA:

$19,919

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,919
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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"the group" revisited by Agnès Varda.
30 May 2002 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Sidney Lumet's "the group"(from Mary McCarthy) was,in its own special way,some kind of woman's lib manifesto.Here the group is a two-person team but we see them live during a pretty long time,from 1962 to the mid-seventies.It's interesting to notice that abortion was legal in France only in 1975,thanks to minister Simone Veil.

Agnès Varda's last feature film was "les creatures" a work for highbrows."L'une chante,l'autre pas" is a return to an accessible ,more palatable style.All things woman's lib indeed.Of the two characters ,Suzanne,played by beautiful Thérèse Liotard,is by far the most endearing:her path ran into difficulties,even tragedies:her lover's suicide,her parents' despise who treated her like a dog,her affair with a married man...Pomme is a singer who wants to be free,but she acts like a bubblehead girl:marrying an Iranian,were he the most liberal of them all, is not perhaps the right move..

A lot of this stuff has not worn well:the second part recalls hippies communities,and chic ones at that.The epilogue might be a nod to "le bonheur" her 1964 movie,which was nevertheless disputable in several respects.

Agnès Varda regained the audience's favor in the eighties with "sans toit ni loi" and her superb love movie for her husband Jacques Demy "Jacquot de Nantes".


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