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Les demoiselles de Rochefort

The Young Girls of Rochefort
Filmstill from LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT: Lots of smiling people dancing and running across a square. They are all wearing strikingly colourful or white clothes. In the centre is a water basin with miniature sailing boats.

Tue 16.07.

  • Director

    Jacques Demy

  • France / 1967
    122 min. / 70 mm / OV with Swedish and English subtitles

  • with

    Catherine Deneuve, Françoise Dorléac, Michel Piccoli, Danielle Darrieux, Jacques Perrin, George Chakiris, Gene Kelly

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

A caravan of trucks arrives in Rochefort, where a fair is being organized to celebrate the town's 300th anniversary. Dance teacher Delphine (Catherine Deneuve) and her twin sister Solange (Françoise Dorléac), a composer, are planning to perform a choreographed song number - and hope to meet the men of their lives during the celebrations. Jacques Demy's cinema was never more joyful, colorful, jubilant and cheerful. LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT is his tribute to American musicals, a song and dance of happy reunions between the characters as well as with the French and American actors: Catherine Deneuve and her sister Françoise Dorléac, who died in an accident a few months after the shoot, are joined by Gene Kelly, George Chakiris, Michel Piccoli, Jacques Perrin and Danielle Darrieux in a pastel-colored Rochefort. Vintage print: We are showing a rare first performance print that shows the changes in color. (Hans-Joachim Fetzer)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media