Bay Of Angels (1963)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

Original title:  La Baie Des Anges

France, 1963.  .  Screenplay by Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by Bernard Evein.  Film Editing by .  Podcast:  My Criterions.  

plays a bank teller who one day decides to join a friend and go to a casino for a little fun. Initially warned against the addictive qualities of gambling, Mann ignores his friends and family and forges ahead in a new career of risk and loss, winning more and more money every time he tries.

He meets up with an equally addicted woman () with whom he runs away to a seaside vacation where they win and lose alternately depending on the day. It’s an adorably cheeky little film, with an appropriate message and a cute love story in the centre. Moreau is positively divine, and Mann handsome and amiable.

The Criterion Collection:  #715


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