A stirring journey into the nightmare of a woman driven by a strange passion.
A bank clerk is drawn into the risky world of a gorgeous gambling addict.
A bank clerk is drawn into the risky world of a gorgeous gambling addict.
Fiebre, Заливът на ангелите, A Baía dos Anjos, 天使湾, Die blonde Sünderin, Englebugten, La bahía de los ángeles, Enkelten lahti, To limani ton angelon, Angyal-öböl, La grande peccatrice, Englebukten, Zatoka aniolow, Zatoka aniolów, A Grande Pecadora, Залив ангелов, Änglabukten, Bay of the Angels, The Bay of Angels, Andelská zátoka
"i love you."
as if i needed further reason to think Han Solo gets way too much credit...
gambling addicts along the French Riviera... what a genre. this would be make such a splendidly melancholy double feature with Patrice Leconte's masterpiece, THE GIRL ON THE BRIDGE. and both films have opening shots for the record books. (Best Opening Shots: A Record, Harvard University Press 2016).
the world of chronic gambling is such a gentle portal to existential despair... Demy gets it, that closed circuit of purpose. i have to go now.
Rest in peace, Jeanne Moreau. Truly one of the greatest. I knew I'd love the film from the opening shot alone. This is my third Demy film and am thrilled to say he's done no wrong so far.
Right before Demy turned all cheerful and started to make pink musicals with Catherine Deneuve and a bunch of singers and dancers and acquiring an international reputation, but right after submerging us in an affair taking place in an adult-oriented world of cabarets, he made his most serious, straightforward drama called Bay of Angels, starring the sexy smoker Jeanne Moreau. Undoubtedly, it is also one of his best films, with Costa Gavras as an assistant director!
Jeanne Moreau is Jacqueline 'Jackie' Demaistre, a woman who left her husband and children and heads for the roulette tables of Nice. There she meets a young man, Jean Fournier, who coincidentally stumbles upon her in a winning streak inside the casino. From now…
The best movie about the sickness and glamor and inescapability of gambling ever made. Demy combines Hawksian efficiency with his trademark penchant for themes revolving around chance and fate. Do not be fooled by Demy's seemingly happy finale: after all, it's just another winning streak for Jackie and Jean.
"I didn't think such a lifestyle existed anymore. I mean, except in the movies or certain American novels. This hotel, this terrace, this band. This opulence. And you, too."
Yup, that's my kind of love story; so decadent, and yet so pure.
this movie taught me numbers in french better than my french classes
I'd like to thank Jaques Demy for two things
1. Finally proving he can write complex and flawed characters (two of my favorite leads EVER)
2. Calling out my financial illiteracy
Jacques Demy combines the beautiful thousand faces of Jeanne Moreau with a destructive relationship of love and gambling. Obsession and addiction are what cause the path to our star crossed lovers but it can also be the reason for their demise. What's not to love really? Unforgettable acting from one of the best French actresses in cinema history in a setting that can explore many different facets of the human condition. Bay of Angels may not be The Umbrellas of Cherbourg good but it is a damn sure close second in Demy's small but potent filmography.
If I were to watch this without knowing who directed it, I don't think my first guess would be Jacques Demy. Perhaps that's because I've only seen him at his most whimsical and musical, where Bay of Angels is gilded and quietly horrifying. The connecting thread is that Demy's work is always like a dream, but Bay of Angels is his take on a nightmare.
The empty beauty of the vacation spots of France, the shining decorations of the casinos, and the visual classiness of the gamblers and the roulette table itself hides a painful story of addiction, a story that feels authentic. Watching Jackie and Jean win hundreds of thousands of dollars one day and lose it all the…
Kind of an inverted Uncut Gems with an ending that seems happy but is actually tragic rather than vice versa. Has to have been an influence on the Safdies.
There is a lot that can be delved into here about gambling addiction (or just addiction in general) and self destructive relationships, but taken at surface level, I really just enjoyed this so much. I’m a sucker for Demy’s portrayal of melancholy and this is a perfect example of that. Not to mention that the opening shot is one for the ages- and I adored the closing shot as well.
I want to borrow Doc Brown's DeLorean and travel back in time to the South of France in the early '60's so I can fritter away my finances with Jeanne Moreau..
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a film so well directed on what it means to have a gambling addiction.
Perpassando por toda a duração do longa o filme expõe de maneira torpe e abrupta como a vida em cassinos pode ter consequências inesperadas. Essa frontalidade acidental em que os personagens vivem causam uma série de acontecimento dando um efeito meio submisso ao jogo de roleta - o inesperado resume os acontecimentos da obra.
O jogo tem uma simbologia bastante veemente. Antes Jean Fournier era um rapaz direito com personalidade própria e sem corrupções morais, contudo, posteriormente se torna escravo dos cassinos tendo uma vida que é constante imprevisível - Jackie é objetivamente o maior exemplo do que esta vida pode causar à alguém, abandonando família, cidade e tudo o que podia apenas por prazeres momentâneos. A carga que a…
"Merci, c'était un caprice"
No one is winning more in this film than Jacques Demy casting Jeanne Moreau in this. Her rhythm, her cadence of speech and her twitches are sublime. She controls every muscle of her face to let you know every moment of fear, joy, doubt, every dip of her cigarette and addiction.
If I dye my hair blond in quarantine, don't blame corona, blame Jeanne Moreau.
Fuck le 17 🤪🤪 vous l’avez ? Le 17 !! ahahaha
maybe you should not loudly announce your lucky number while placing a bet only to lose said bet that shits embarrassing
I watched a Demy film of my own accord (Lola), some of his short films, brought one of his films to my in-person film club (The Young Girls of Rochefort), and another to the socially-distanced one (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg). I’ve still got some left in Criterion’s box that I picked up a few years back, so I decided to pull out this one, the first that isn’t even “sort of” a musical.
Jean Fournier (Claude Mann), generally a reasonable man who works at a bank, is encouraged by one of his friends and coworkers, Caron (Paul Guers), to take up gambling as a hobby, insisting that it carries a thrill not otherwise available. Jean’s father (Henri Nassiet) threatens to…
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This is one of those movies that instills a perpetual feeling of melancholy without making a big deal out of it. It has low aspirations and still goes above and beyond. So if this movie was a person, I would really wanna hang out with it.
pretty cool! not as good as other Demy's features, the main character is bland really, but then Moreau comes onto the screen and obviously steals the show.
Je trouve que la fille sur le pont à repris le concept en améliorant celui de la baie des anges
Crazy that Costa-Gavras was the AD. That tracking shot in the beginning though....
Ct mims mais j’ai eux du mal avec le grains de l’image et la musique était de ouf redondante
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