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LA POINTE COURTE

LA POINTE COURTE

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LA POINTE COURTE

  • Directed by Agnès Varda
  • Starring Philippe Noiret, Silvia Monfort
  • 1955 | 81mins | France | rated (PG)

Anticipating the style and attitude of the New Wave, Agnès Varda’s directorial debut remains as fresh and original as the day it was made.


A young man (Philippe Noiret) who is a native of the seaside village of La Pointe Courte, France is having a hard time understanding why his bored, Paris-born wife (Sylvia Montfort) of four years is unhappy with their marriage. The couple visit La Pointe Courte as they try to resolve their problems. Meanwhile, the locals of the rural community grapple with the hardships and tragedies of their daily lives: A young child dies, a government official hassles fishermen and a marriage is arranged.