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La Baie des Anges

Bay of Angels. Jacques Demy. 1963.

[half an hour passes]

The actors are very easy on the eyes, of course: Everybody from Jeanne Moreau to Paul Guers and and Claude Mann. But… I mean… I think gambling is the ne plus ultra of tedium, and this is mostly images of these people standing around watching roulette.

And these are horrible, uninteresting people!

[the end]

I think I understand what Demy is going for? The entire passion thing and a romantic, dreamy existence? But I found the guy’s jealousies annoying and the woman’s obsessions boring.

And that’s Jeanne Moreau. Making her seem boring is an achievement.

But it’s a very pretty movie.

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