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A Feature film by Jacques Demy

Produced by Rome-Paris Films

Release in France : 03/03/1961


    In Nantes, a bored young man named Roland is letting life pass him by when he has a chance meeting with a woman he knew in his teens: she's Lola, now a cabaret dancer. She's also the devoted single mother of a young son, and she harbors the hope that his father, who deserted her during pregnancy, will return. Roland realizes he's in love with Lola, and this gives sudden purpose to his life. But how does she feel? Woven into the story are an American sailor who likes Lola and is kind to her son; a girl on the eve of her 14th birthday, when all things seem romantic; the girl's mother, a lonely widow; and, an aging woman who misses her son. And who's the rich guy in the Cadillac?

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    Actors (15)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Rome-Paris Films

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    Euro International Film (EIA)

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    Lola, is a 1961 film, the debut film directed by Jacques Demy as a tribute to director Max Ophüls and is described by Demy as a "musical without music". Anouk Aimée starred in the title role. The film was restored and re-released by Demy's widow, French filmmaker Agnès Varda.

    The names of the film and title character were inspired by Josef von Sternberg's 1930 film Der blaue Engel, in which Marlene Dietrich played a burlesque performer named "Lola Lola."

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    Full credits (16)

    Production Manager :

    Bruna Drigo

    Producers :

    Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti

    Director of Photography :

    Raoul Coutard

    Editors :

    Anne-Marie Cotret, Monique Teisseire

    Production Designer :

    Bernard Evein

    Director of Photography :

    Claude Beausoleil

    Music performers :

    Agnès Varda, Marguerite Monnot

    Additional Music :

    Jean-Sébastien Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Carl Maria von Weber

    Assistant directors :

    Bernard Toublanc-Michel, Denis Mornet

    Screenwriter :

    Jacques Demy

    Production managers :

    Georges de Beauregard, Marcel Georges

    Continuity supervisor :

    Suzanne Schiffman

    Music Composer :

    Michel Legrand

    Costume designer :

    Bernard Evein

    Make-up Artist :

    Denise Lemoigne

    Still Photographers :

    Agnès Varda, Raymond Cauchetier

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Romance

    Production language :

    French, English

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

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    Majority French (France, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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    Black & White

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