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Jacquot de Nantes (1991)

PG | | Biography, Drama | 25 June 1993 (USA)
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Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. ... See full summary »

Director:

Agnès Varda

Writers:

Jacques Demy (memoirs), Agnès Varda
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Philippe Maron Philippe Maron ... Jacquot 1
Edouard Joubeaud Edouard Joubeaud ... Jacquot 2
Laurent Monnier Laurent Monnier ... Jacquot 3
Brigitte De Villepoix Brigitte De Villepoix ... Marilou, la mere
Daniel Dublet Daniel Dublet ... Raymond, le pere
Clément Delaroche Clément Delaroche ... Yvon 1
Rody Averty Rody Averty ... Yvon 2
Hélène Pors Hélène Pors ... Reine 1
Marie-Sidonie Benoist Marie-Sidonie Benoist ... Reine 2
Jérémie Bernard Jérémie Bernard ... Yannick 1
Cédric Michaud Cédric Michaud ... Yannick 2
Julien Mitard Julien Mitard ... Rene 1
Jérémie Bader Jérémie Bader ... Rene 2
Guillaume Navaud Guillaume Navaud ... Cousin Joel
Fanny Lebreton Fanny Lebreton ... La petite refugiee
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Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. Jacquot is fascinated by every kind of show (theatre, cinema, puppets). He buys a camera to shoot his first amateur film... An evocation of French cineast Jacques Demy's childhood and vocation for the cinema and the musicals. Written by Yepok

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Biography | Drama

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Trivia

A tribute to Agnès Varda's husband of 33 years, Jacques Demy. The scenes of Demy's childhood were shot in the actual house that he grew up in. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Beaches of Agnès (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Les Quatre Saisons
Music by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Orchestre de Chambre National de Toulouse
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Demy for Dummies, a reference guide for the rest of us.
25 March 2008 | by crappydooSee all my reviews

It will probably help if you did a little reading up on what the movie was about before you watched it. For a person who likes to start a movie cold, the film confused me in the beginning. Then in due course of time I understood the rhythm but was still confused with the alteration of colour and B&W shots of essentially the same scene.

So the movie gets off to a bad start by assuming that audience members are already in the know. It was interesting to see how various aspects of Demy's film making were influenced by his childhood experiences. However as in the case of most artists and intellectuals, this is to be expected.

Other than providing an insight, the interspersing of Demy's movie clips in between also provided a sense of familiarity and comedy.

Having been made by the wife of the main protagonist, the film felt fairly self-indulgent. It was like Shahjehan constructing the Taj Mahal - a beautiful construction for personal satisfaction for the others to see and admire.

The story is fairly simple, straight forward and predictable but its execution is charming. I for one came off this film highly inspired and more determined to follow my dreams.

4 stars for the optimism, feelgoodness and acting.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 June 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Gross USA:

$149,200
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Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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