Release date3 December 1969 (1969-12-03) (France) WriterMichel Fabre, Nelly Kaplan, Claude Makovski, Jacques Serguine ScreenplayNelly Kaplan, Claude Makovski, Jacques Serguine, Michel Fabre, Anne Fontaine CastBernadette Lafont (Marie), Georges Géret (Gaston Duvalier), Henry Czarniak (Julien), Claire Maurier (Irène), Julien Guiomar (Le Duc), Jean Parédès (M. Paul) Similar moviesBernadette Lafont movies, France movies
TaglineThe story of the town amateur who lost her standing...among other things.
A very curious girl 1969 theatrical trailer
A Very Curious Girl (French: La Fiancée du pirate) is a 1969 French comedy-drama film directed, edited and co-written by Nelly Kaplan. Other English titles are "Dirty Mary" and "Pirate's Fiancée".
Marie is a young woman who lives in sheer poverty in the fictional village and commune of Tellier (an allusion to La Maison Tellier) with her mother, a woman of obscure origins suspected to be a Romanichel sorcerer, and her pet buck. Marie and her mother are despised by the locals although Marie is also a sexual object for them, including her lesbian boss Irène. One day, when her mother dies after a hit-and-run accident and the locals do not even care to bury her, Marie decides that things have to change and starts to charge people who have sex with her. Eventually, she plans to take revenge on those people who take advantage of her.
Bernadette Lafont as Marie
Georges Géret as Gaston Duvalier, the village guard
Georges Moustaki's soundtrack was released in the same year as the film.
Histoire du Cirque (1:22)
La Mort (2:08)
Pierre et Nicole (2:44)
Thème de Franca (1:37)
A Lisbonne (fado) (1:37)
Retour à L'hôtel (2:18)
Le Scandale / Suite (11:40)
Anne et Claude au Musée (2:27)
Le Désespoir de Muriel (3:52)
La Déclaration d'Amour (2:25)
La Rupture (3.46)
Une Petite Ile (1:30)
Anne et Claude (2:05)
Moi, Je Me Balance (2:46)
Marche de Marie (2:35)
The New York Times listed "A curious girl" as one of Bernadette Lafont's most notable films. The website filmfanatic.org put this film into the category "Foreign Gem". The Guardian mentions "A curious girl" in her obituary and states Lafont's performance had been "brilliant".