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Yo Yo

Yo Yo

A Feature film by Pierre Etaix

Produced by C.A.P.A.C., Madeleine Films

Release in France : 19/02/1965

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C.A.P.A.C., Madeleine Films

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Yo Yo is a 1920s billionaire who, although having everything he fancies and living in a cavernous old castle, is not happy because he is in love with a beautiful circus artist. The stock-exchange crashes and makes him poor, and free. He joins the circus where is love interest is performing. They have a son who becomes a clown. Later, the son becomes a successful actor star and uses his new wealth to buy back his father's castle.


Full credits (13)

Producer :

Paul Claudon

Director of Photography :

Jean Boffety

Assistant Operators :

Guy Lecouvette, Jacques Lefrancois

Editor :

Henri Lanoé

Production Designers :

Raymond Gabutti, Raymond Tournon

Costume designer :

Jacqueline Guyot

Location Manager :

Tonio Suné

Screenwriters :

Pierre Etaix, Jean-Claude Carrière

Sound Recordist :

Jean Bertrand

Camera Operator :

Christian Guillouet

Assistant editors :

Jacqueline Meppiel, Chantal Remy

Music Composer :

Jean Paillaud

Still Photographer :

Roger Forster

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Feature film

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Comedy, Burlesque comedy

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 35 min

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Color type :

Black & White

Posters (4)


Festival Selections (6)

Taipei Film Festival - 2013

Taipei Film Festival (Taiwan, 2013)


Director in Focus : Pierre Etaix

Montreal Festival of New Cinema - 2010

Montreal Festival of New Cinema (Canada, 2010)


Tribute to Pierre Étaix

Cannes International Film Festival - 1965

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1965)


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