Zazie dans le metro / Zazie in the Subway (1960) DVD9, Blu-Ray Criterion Collection
Of Louis Malle’s early films, Zazie dans le metro is the most emblematic of the French New Wave and arguably the director's most influential film. Released in 1960, Malle’s third film constantly calls attention to its technique, even having a character ponder the film's place in the New Wave at one point.
Based upon veteran surrealist Raymond Queneau’s 1959 novel, Zazie dans le metro follows ten-year-old Zazie (Catherine Demongeot) during a visit to Paris. While her mother (Odette Piquet) is busy cavorting with her latest boyfriend, Zazie stays with her female impersonator uncle Gabriel (Philippe Noiret). Zazie's only interest in the City of Lights is to ride the subway, but the Metro is closed due to a strike. Thwarted in her ambitions, the young girl quickly escapes the not-so-watchful eye of her uncle and embarks on a madcap tour of 1960s Paris. Zazie's hyperactive imagination intersects reality at various odd angles, resulting in a slew of absurd scenarios that include a cartoonish chase across the rooftops, acrobatic stunts on the Eiffel Tower, and an explosive sauerkraut fight finale.

Director: Louis Malle
Cast: Catherine Demongeot, Philippe Noiret, Hubert Deschamps
Country: France, Italy
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

• Archival interviews with director Louis Malle, novelist Raymond Queneau, and the young actress Catherine Demongeot
• Le Paris de Zazie, an interview with assistant director Philippe Collin
• Audio interview with Jean-Paul Rappeneau
• Audio Interview with William Klein
• Original theatrical trailer

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:32:41 | 7.43 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:32:47 | 40.6 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English

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