A film musical in which every line is sung. The frame is about workers during a strike. They also prepare and perform a demonstration. Two personal relations develop against this background. François abandons his pregnant girlfriend Violette. She feels treated even more unjust when he tries to defend and excuse his behaviour. He had met a very beautiful over-class girl, Edith, and both were immediately overwhelmed by genuine and reciprocal passion. Edith lived in a very unsatisfactory marriage. She was the daughter of the widow from which François rented his room. Nevertheless, he met her in the street, where she just opened her fur coat and was starch naked under it. They will be together in great passion for just one night and day. At the demonstration François is shot by the police and dies in Edith's arms. - The music is closer to opera than in any other film musical by Jacques Demy. But the greatest difference is that he has devoted much more effort to the task of instructing the...
Max Scharnberg, Stockholm, Sweden
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Voted best film of 1982 by the Cahiers du Cinema magazine. See more
Around 01:11:53, Edith is holding a fire gun. Around 01:11:57, Edith is holding her bag and puts a tissue around her hand. However, she hasn't received a razor cut. See more
You should be ashamed! You walk around like that?
[naked under a fur coat
It's your fault. I have nothing to wear.
That's no excuse. So now you're a streetwalker? The strikers must have loved it. Get out! Put on some clothes! Don't come back until you're decent!
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Edith Et Sa Mère
Written and Performed by Michel Colombier
Et Son Orchestre
Sung by Florence Davis
and Danielle Darrieux See more