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Clara et les Chics Types (1981)

Three days in the lives of six friends who are nearly 30 years old, live in Grenoble, and have a rock band called the "Why Notes?". They're to play in Paris at Charles's school reunion. In ... See full summary »

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Jacques Monnet

Writer:

Jean-Loup Dabadie (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Adjani ... Clara
Daniel Auteuil ... Mickey
Josiane Balasko ... Louise
Christophe Bourseiller ... Frédéric
Christian Clavier ... Charles
Thierry Lhermitte ... Bertrand
Marianne Sergent Marianne Sergent ... Aimée
Monique Chaumette ... La mère de Louise
Antoine Bourseiller Antoine Bourseiller ... Le père de Louise
Frédérique Tirmont Frédérique Tirmont ... Edith
Michel Pilorgé Michel Pilorgé ... Le mari d'Edith
Denise Noël Denise Noël ... La mère de Frédéric
Roland Giraud ... Paul, le premier mari d'aimée
Jacques Rosny Jacques Rosny ... Michel
Gaby Wagner Gaby Wagner ... Hildegarde
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Three days in the lives of six friends who are nearly 30 years old, live in Grenoble, and have a rock band called the "Why Notes?". They're to play in Paris at Charles's school reunion. In getting to Paris and back, the characters interact with Aimee's ex-husband and her abrasive, cruel ex-mentor, Louise's would-be lover who turns out to have a husband, Mickey's long-time lover and her children, Bertrand's Germanic wife and their children who speak no French, and Frederic's distant mother. The band also meets Clara, a mercurial free spirit who beguiles Bertrand, then Mickey, then takes up with someone else in the band. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 January 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clara und die tollen Typen See more »

Filming Locations:

Annecy, Haute-Savoie, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Pleasent but nothing special.
20 December 1998 | by jhs39See all my reviews

Cute but dumb comedy drama about French new wave band with questionable talent and their adventures en route to playing a gig in Paris. Isabelle Adjani has little more than an extended cameo and is used similarly to how Suzanne Sommers in American Graffiti and Bo Derek in 10 were employed. It's not hard to see why this one never got a US release.


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