Zazie dans le métro

Zazie dans le métro

Directed by Louis Malle • 1960 • France

A brash and precocious ten-year-old (Catherine Demongeot) comes to Paris for a whirlwind weekend with her rakish uncle (Philippe Noiret); he and the viewer get more than they bargained for, however, in this anarchic comedy from Louis Malle, which rides roughshod over the City of Light. Based on a popular novel by Raymond Queneau that had been considered unadaptable, Malle's audacious Zazie dans le métro, made with flair on the cusp of the French New Wave, is a bit of stream-of-consciousness slapstick, wall-to-wall with visual gags, editing tricks, and effects.

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Zazie dans le métro
  • Zazie dans le métro

    Directed by Louis Malle • 1960 • France

    A brash and precocious ten-year-old (Catherine Demongeot) comes to Paris for a whirlwind weekend with her rakish uncle (Philippe Noiret); he and the viewer get more than they bargained for, however, in this anarchic comedy from Louis Malle, which rides rou...

Extras

  • Louis Malle on ZAZIE DANS LE MÉTRO

    In this excerpt from the October 26, 1960, episode of the French news program “JT 19h15,” film journalist Mario Beunat interviews director Louis Malle.

  • Catherine Demongeot on ZAZIE DANS LE MÉTRO

    This segment from the March 4, 1960, episode of the French television program “Cinq colonnes à la une” features journalists Jean-Noël Roy and Pierre Dumayet interviewing ZAZIE DANS LE MÉTRO’s young star, Catherine Demongeot, and her parents.

  • Raymond Queneau, 1959

    In this segment from the French television program “Lectures pour tous,” author Raymond Queneau discusses his book “Zazie dans le métro.” The piece was produced by Pierre Dumayet and originally broadcast on February 4, 1959.

  • Raymond Queneau, 1961

    In this segment from the French television series “En français dans le texte,” “Zazie dans le métro” author Raymond Queneau discusses what makes him laugh. The piece was directed by Yvan Jouannet and originally broadcast on March 24, 1961.

  • Jean-Paul Rappeneau on ZAZIE DANS LE MÉTRO

  • The Story of French Cinema By Those Who Made It

  • Le Paris de Zazie

    In this short documentary from 2005, Louis Malle’s assistant director, Philippe Collin, gives us a tour of ZAZIE DANS LE MÉTRO’s Paris locations while relating anecdotes about the film’s production.