Director: Michel Deville
Costume designer: Gitt Magrini
Furniture: Knoll International (oh that 60’s feeling!)
First published in my previous blog on 17th August 2010
Shot in 1969, this movie captures the essence of the transition from the 60’s to the 70’s. I can’t see much class difference between the two main protagonists Felicia (Brigitte Bardot) and Gaspard (sublissime Jean-Pierre Cassel -who once dated Françoise Dorléac-) despite they respectively own a Rolls Royce and a 2CV. However they do waltz in very very different worlds. Gaspard is the king of Geeks (think pumpkin lambswool jumper and big square spectacles) living in the furthest corner of Paris suburbs while mischievous Felicia struts about in sexy outfits and lavish-minimalist flat somewhere probably near Paris tube station Boulainvilliers.
The plot is not one of the brightest but there’s a certain delight to watch Bardot at the peek of her beauty (Timeline: She was 35), 60’s cars/Paris and an hilarious game of cats and mice chase.
The Dior boutique (if I’m not mistaken, the one avenue Montaigne)