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Mademoiselle (1966 film)

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Director  Tony Richardson
Music director  Antoine Duhamel
Language  FrenchItalian
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Country  FranceUnited Kingdom
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Writer  Marguerite Duras, Jean Genet
Release date  June 1966 (France)August 1966 (US)January 1967 (UK)
Screenplay  Jean Genet, Marguerite Duras
Cast  Jeanne Moreau (Mademoiselle), Keith Skinner (Bruno), Umberto Orsini (Antonio), Georges Aubert (René), Jane Beretta (Annette (as Jane Berretta)), Paul Barge (Young Policeman)
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Mademoiselle is a 1966 French - British drama film directed by Tony Richardson. The dark drama won a BAFTA award and nomination and was featured in the 2007 Brooklyn Academy of Music French film retrospective. Jeanne Moreau plays an undetected sociopath, arsonist and poisoner, a respected visiting schoolteacher and sécretaire at the Mairie in a small French village.


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As the film begins, Mademoiselle is shown opening floodgates to inundate the village, so there's never a moment in the film that the audience believes she's a normal upstanding citizen, as the villagers do. But the film provides little insight into her motivation; she has no cause for revenge, and acquires no material gain or increased standing in the community from her furtive crimes. Later, she sets fire to houses and poisons the drinking troughs, causing the death of farm animals.

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Out of pure prejudice, an Italian woodcutter (Manou, played in Italian by Ettore Manni) is the chief suspect. Sexual tension arises between Mademoiselle and Manou during a series of encounters in the forest. Finally, after a night of somewhat perverse intimacy in the fields, she falsely denounces him and the villagers hack him to death.

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In a final scene, as Mademoiselle is leaving the village for ever, it is made obvious that the woodcutter's son (and Mademoiselle's former pupil) knows the secret.


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Having a script written by Marguerite Duras based on a story by Jean Genet, Mademoiselle could pass as an art film, a sexual thriller, or subtle horror; it is seen by many critics as a work of art.


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The film was shot on location in and around the tiny village of Le Rat, in the Corrèze département of central France. The entire production team stayed in what accommodation they could find locally for the duration of the shoot.

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The director always saw Jeanne Moreau as the lead. He originally wanted Marlon Brando for the male lead, but scheduling could not be arranged.


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  • Jeanne Moreau – Mademoiselle
  • Ettore Manni – Manou
  • Keith Skinner – Bruno
  • Umberto Orsini – Antonio
  • Georges Aubert – René
  • Jane Beretta – Annette (as Jane Berretta)
  • Paul Barge – Young Policeman
  • Pierre Collet – Marcel
  • Gérard Darrieu – Boulet
  • Jean Gras – Roger
  • Gabriel Gobin – Police Sergeant
  • Rosine Luguet – Lisa
  • Antoine Marin – Armand
  • Georges Douking – The Priest
  • Jacques Monod – Mayor
  • Release

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    The film was released on DVD by MGM Home Entertainment in the United States in 2002.


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    1967 - Won: BAFTA award for Best Costume Design in B&W [British] (Costume designer Jocelyn Rickards won).

    1968 - Nominated: BAFTA Film Award: BAFTA Best British Cinematography (B/W) (Cinematographer David Watkin nominated).

    The film was entered into the 1966 Cannes Film Festival.


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