BAIE DES ANGES

V' 06

La BAIE DES ANGES

Jacques Demy
F, 1962
89min, OmeU

La BAIE DES ANGES

Jacques Demy
F, 1962
, 89min, OmeU

Cast: 
Jeanne Moreau
Claude Mann
Paul Guers
Henri Nassiet
André Certes
Nicole Chollet
Conchita Parodi
Georges Alban
Jacques Moreau
André Canter
Jean-Pierre Lorrain

Production: 
Paul-Edmond Decharme
World Sales: 
Distribution in Austria: 
35 mm/Schwarzweiß

Jean Fournier (Claude Mann), a quiet young bank clerk, is introduced to gambling by his suave co-worker Caron (Paul Guers), and soon becomes hooked. Intoxicated by winning large sums, Jean abandons his middle-class life with his widowed father, and moves to the South of France. There he meets Jackie (Jeanne Moreau), a gorgeous middle-aged woman and compulsive gambler. Jean is fascinated by her insolent beauty, and a feeling of complicity soon springs up between them. But there is a problem. Jean is sincerely in love with Jackie, whereas she only keeps him as a \"good luck charm.\" Together, they win and lose vast amounts at the roulette table. As Jean grows frustrated with this chaotic life—and of being Jackie's mascot—the two come to an emotional show-down.