Zazie Dans Le Metro


(out of 5)

Zazie is excited to come to the big city of Paris for a weekend with her uncle because she wants to ride the subway; huge disappointment, then, when it turns out to be closed due to a strike. Naturally, the next best thing is to cause all manner of mayhem throughout the City of Lights, which she does in this delightfully absurd, brightly coloured comedy that features a hilariously deadpan as the man in charge. Traffic jams and madcap slapstick in restaurants is just the beginning of the delicious fun to be had here, with a terrific in the lead and Louis Malle’s impeccably controlled direction doing a fantastic job of making it feel frenetic and carefree without ever letting it get messy. Plus, the photography is simply gorgeous.

France/Italy, 1960

Directed by

Screenplay by Louis Malle, , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by Louis Malle

Music by ,

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

The Criterion Collection

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