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Zazie dans le métro / une restauration Archives Françaises du Film, CNC, Ministère de la culture et de la communication ; Janus Films ; un film de Louis Malle ; adaptation de Louis Malle et Jean-Paul Rappeneau ; une production Nouvelles Éditions de Films.

Format Video (DVD)
EditionDVD special ed.
Publication Info[New York] : Criterion Collection, ©2011.
Description1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (18 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Other author/creatorMalle, Louis, 1932-1995, film director, screenwriter, adaptor, film producer.
Other author/creatorRappeneau, J.-P., screenwriter, adaptor.
Other author/creatorCaprioli, Vittorio, actor.
Other author/creatorClech, Yvonne, 1920-2010, actor.
Other author/creatorDeschamps, Hubert, actor.
Other author/creatorDufilho, Jacques, actor.
Other author/creatorFratellini, Annie, 1932- actor.
Other author/creatorMarlier, Carla, actor.
Other author/creatorNoiret, Philippe, actor.
Other author/creatorRoblot, Antoine, actor.
Other author/creatorPiquet, Odette, actor.
Other author/creatorBataille, Nicolas, actor.
Other author/creatorDemongeot, Catherine, actor.
Other author/creatorCarpi, Fiorenzo, 1918-1997, composer.
Other author/creatorMotion picture adaptation of (work): Queneau, Raymond, 1903-1976. Zazie dans le métro.
Other author/creatorFrance. Ministère de la culture et de la communication restorationist.
Other author/creatorArchives françaises du film, restorationist.
Other author/creatorCentre national de la cinématographie (France), restorationist.
Other author/creatorNouvelles éditions de films (Firm), production company.
Other author/creatorCriterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Parallel title Zazie in the metro
Variant title Also known as: Zazie in the subway
Variant title Also known as: Zazie in the Underground
Series Criterion collection ; 570
Criterion collection ; 570. ^A458475
Contents People stink -- On strike -- "Napoleon, my ass!" -- Yakety-yak -- Zazie runs away -- Flea market -- Mom and Dad -- Chase -- Learned by heart -- "All Paris is a dream" -- "Be understanding" -- Late for rehearsal -- Le Paradis -- Just us girls -- Nightlife ride -- "Take it off" -- Onion soup -- Haroun el Arachis -- "I got older" -- Color bars.
Abstract "Zazie, une petite fille de dix ans, débarque à Paris. Sa mère qui est venue passer le week-end avec son amant, la confie à son oncle Gabriel. Dans le taxi de Charles, Gabriel lui montre les monuments de la capitale, mais Zazie s'en moque. Ce qu'elle veut, c'est connaître le métro. Hélas ! A sa grande déception, le métro est en grève...
Abstract 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.
General noteOriginally produced as a French motion picture in 1960.
General noteBased on the novel by Raymond Queneau.
General noteDVD release date: Jun. 28, 2011.
General noteBonus features: Archival video interviews with director Louie Malle (5 min.), actress Catherine Demongeot (8 min.), novelist Raymond Queneau (15 min.), screenwriter Jean-Paul Rappeneau (10 min.); audio interview with director and photographer William Klein (13 min.); Le Paris de Zazie, a 2005 video piece featuring assistant director Philippe Collin (15 min.); original theatrical trailer (2 min.); booklet includes the essay "Girl Trouble" by Ginette Vincendeau.
CreditsDirector of photography, Henri Raichi ; production design, Bernard Evein ; chief editor, Kenout Peltier ; music, Fiorenzo Carpi ; orchestra conductor, Jacques Metehen ; artistic consultant, William Klein ; costumes, Marc Doelnitz ; DVD producer, Kate Elmore.
Cast Vittorio Caprioli, Yvonne Clech, Hubert Deschamps, Jacques Dufilho, Annie Fratellini, Carla Marlier, Philippe Noiret, Antoine Roblot, Odette Picquet, Nicolas Bataille, Catherine Demongeot.
Technical detailsDVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; full screen presentation, preserving the 1.33:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition.
LanguageIn French with optional subtitles in English.
Genre/formNew wave films.
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UPC 715515083218
Publisher numberCC2026D Criterion Collection
Stock numberMidwest Tape

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