Zazie dans le métro

Zazie is an energetic, saucy little girl from the suburbs who comes to Paris with her mother Jeanne for the weekend. Jeanne has an urgent appointment with her lover, so Uncle Gabby will be looking after Zazie. Zazie particularly wants to ride the Metro--the subway--but the train staff is on strike....

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Other Authors: Malle, Louis, 1932-1995. (Adapter, Screenwriter, Director, Producer)
Rappeneau, J.-P.
(Adapter, Screenwriter)

Caprioli, Vittorio.
(Actor)

Clech, Yvonne, 1920-
(Actor)

Deschamps, Hubert.
(Actor)

Dufilho, Jacques.
(Actor)

Fratellini, Annie, 1932-
(Actor)

Marlier, Carla.
(Actor)

Noiret, Philippe.
(Actor)

Roblot, Antoine.
(Actor)

Piquet, Odette.
(Actor)

Bataille, Nicolas.
(Actor)

Demongeot, Catherine.
(Actor)

Carpi, Fiorenzo.
(Composer)

Raichi, Henri.

Queneau, Raymond, 1903-1976.

Elmore, Kate.
(Producer)
Format: Movie DVD
Language:French
English
Published:Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, c2011.
Edition:Special ed.
Series:Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 570.
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Summary:Zazie is an energetic, saucy little girl from the suburbs who comes to Paris with her mother Jeanne for the weekend. Jeanne has an urgent appointment with her lover, so Uncle Gabby will be looking after Zazie. Zazie particularly wants to ride the Metro--the subway--but the train staff is on strike. So after the obligatory sightseeing trip to the Eiffel Tower, Zazie loses her uncle and embarks on a series of madcap, rather Rabelaisian adventures. While visually borrowing from silent films and cartoons, there is quite a lot of humor, social satire, cultural and linguistic commentary (drawn directly from the novel) that is incomprehensible without a thorough knowledge of French history and culture in the post-war period. To the average American viewer, it is best approached as a surrealistic, farcical slice of French life and enjoyed accordingly.
Language Notes:In French with optional subtitles in English.
General Notes:Originally produced as a French motion picture in 1960.
Bonus features: Featurettes: Louie Malle (5 min.); Catherine Demongeot (8 min.); Raymond Queneau (15 min.); Le Paris de Zazie (15 min.); Jean-Paul Rappeneau (10 min.); Audio interview: William Klein (13 min.); Original theatrical trailer (2 min.); booklet includes the essay "Girl Trouble" by Ginette Vincendeau.
Physical Description:1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([18] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Credits:Directeur de la photographie, Henri Raichi ; décors de Bernard Evein ; chef monteuse, Kenout Peltier ; musique, Fiorenzo Carpi ; chef d'orchestre, Jacques Metehen ; conseiller artistique, William Klein ; costumes, Marc Doelnitz.
Performer:Vittorio Caprioli, Yvonne Clech, Hubert Deschamps, Jacques Dufilho, Annie Fratellini, Carla Marlier, Philippe Noiret, Antoine Roblot, Odette Piquet, Nicolas Bataille, Catherine Demongeot.
System Details:DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; full screen presentation, preserving the 1.33:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition.
Production Credits:Directeur de la photographie, Henri Raichi ; décors de Bernard Evein ; chef monteuse, Kenout Peltier ; musique, Fiorenzo Carpi ; chef d'orchestre, Jacques Metehen ; conseiller artistique, William Klein ; costumes, Marc Doelnitz.
ISBN:9781604654394
1604654392