Zazie dans le Métro  

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Zazie in the Metro (original French title: Zazie dans le métro, sometimes called Zazie) is a 1960 French film directed by Louis Malle, based on the novel by Raymond Queneau.


Provincial 10-year-old Zazie stays in Paris with her Uncle Gabriel (a female impersonator) for two days, while her mother spends some time with her lover. Zazie manages to evade her uncle's custody, however, and, métro strike notwithstanding, sets out to explore the city on her own.

In the film, Zazie is younger than in the book (in which her mother is worried about Zazie's virginity).


There are hidden symbolic pictures in the movie that can be seen only on very slow motion (angels...)

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