Zazie dans le metro

Zazie dans le metro

DVD - 2011 | French
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A brash and precocious ten-year-old comes to Paris for a whirlwind weekend with her rakish uncle. Based on a popular novel by Raymond Queneau that had been considered unadaptable it is a bit of stream of consciousness slapstick, wall to wall with visual gags, editing tricks and effects.

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Mar 07, 2016

One has to be in the right mood to watch this movie: its fast paced, silly, and halfway between childish and child-like. There is a deeper point to it, but I'll not spoil it for future viewers.

L1br0V0re Sep 14, 2012

I kept having to remind myself that this was done with celluloid, without the benefit of digital software or even videotape. The film is so frenetic, it practically wears you out. While some of the jokes are adult in nature, the film's universe clearly seems to be that of a precocious, free-spirited little girl. It is silly in places, but it's the kind of silliness that children appreciate. It is also entertaining for adults who haven't forgotten the fanciful worldview of their childhood. Nothing very heavy here. Sometimes, in modern children's stories, the lightness, the whimsy, the nonsense, the non-threatening magic is too suppressed. Don't try to figure out the method to Zazie's madness; just enjoy the ride.

brendancarlson Apr 13, 2012

A fun quirky experience (for kids?).

Glencoe_Mike Sep 19, 2011

A lot of fun if you have a stomach for Parisian New Wave whimsy.

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