May 2014, living archive

Rising Stars, Falling Stars – We Must Have Music!

UNE CHAMBRE EN VILLE, 1982

Following "Les parapluies de Cherbourg", Miss Vaginal Davis once again presents a film by Jacques Demy on 25.5.: UNE CHAMBRE EN VILLE (F 1982). The director himself named the film, in which all the dialogue is sung, a "musical tragicomedy". During the shipyard strike in Nantes in 1955, a young worker and the married daughter of a penniless baroness fall in love. Just as the film begins and ends with a confrontation between strikers and police, this love affair not in keeping with the daughter’s station ends bloodily.