Gigi
Title: Gigi
Release year: 1949
Country: France
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Director: Jacqueline Audry
Stars: Gaby Morlay, Jean Tissier, Yvonne de Bray
Rating: 3/5

Gilberte is a sixteen year old girl raised by her aunt and grandmother to be a demimondaine. Read More

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A Charming Look at Pre-War Parisian Society (But Not For Everyone)

2024-04-28

Gigi is a 1949 French comedy-romance film directed by Jacqueline Audry. The film follows the story of Gilberte, a 16-year-old girl raised by her family to become a courtesan. However, Gilberte is more interested in innocent pursuits and finds amusement in teasing Gaston, a wealthy playboy, about his affairs. When Gaston’;s latest relationship ends, Gilberte finds herself drawn into his world.

Gigi offers a lighthearted look at pre-war Parisian high society. The film’s portrayal of Gilberte’s upbringing and intended career path might raise eyebrows for modern audiences, but it is presented within the context of the era. The movie’s charm lies in its witty dialogue and the delightful performances, particularly by Gaby Morlay as Gilberte’s aunt.

However, viewers expecting a conventional romantic comedy might be disappointed. The film’s pacing is slow, and the central romance develops through a series of playful exchanges rather than grand gestures.

Overall, Gigi is a charming and well-acted film that offers a glimpse into a bygone era. While its subject matter might not be for everyone, those who appreciate classic French comedies will find much to enjoy.

Score: 3 out of 5

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AKA: Gigi,Gigi, i poniri parthena,Gui Gui,Kärleksskolan,Mademoiselle Gigi,O Brotinho e as Respeitosas,Zoo Was Gigi,Жижи
Alexa,Colette Georges,Danièle Delorme,Frank Villard,Gaby Morlay,Geneviève Chambry,Georgette Tissier,Hélène Pépée,Jean Tissier,John van Dreelen,Léo Massart,Louis Siccardi,Madeleine Rousset,Marcel Arnal,Marcel Rouzé,Michel Flamme,Mireille Carral,Muriel Taylor,Paul Demange,Philippe Noiret,Pierre Juvenet,René Marjac,Yolande Laffon,Yvonne de Bray