Viva Maria! (1965)

Viva Maria!

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Two of the most beautiful women in the European cinema of the 1960s -- Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau -- team up under the direction of Louis Malle in this engaging comedy/adventure. Maria Fitzgerald O'Malley (Bardot) is the daughter of an Irish political dissident who has traveled to Latin America with her father to take part in an anarchist political uprising. When her father is killed, Maria, left to her own devices, happens upon a traveling circus, where she strikes up a friendship with … More

Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Louis Malle, Jean-Claude Carriere
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 12, 2005
Runtime:
United Artists

Cast


as Maria II

as Mme Diogčne

as Rodolfo

as Father Superior

as Janine

as Don Alvaro

as Father of Maria II

as Strongman
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Critic Reviews for Viva Maria!

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

One of Louis Malle's strangest, most eccentric films, this satire of political revolutions is visually spectacular, pairing France's two most popular stars: Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau.

Full Review… | March 20, 2011
EmanuelLevy.Com

Suggests David Lean on a steady diet of chiclets

Full Review… | December 21, 2009
CinePassion

It's a ludicrous commercial film that's about as empty as most costume extravaganzas, but because it's so genial has crowd-pleasing appeal.

Full Review… | November 2, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Full Review… | February 7, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Viva Maria!

After the death of her father, a daughter of a revolutionary joins a band of traveling musicians and actors before leading a revolution of her own.
The best that I can guess about this film is that it's a satire of revolutions or revolutionary films. Many of the scenes are so over-blown and beyond practical conception that it's impossible to take them seriously. However, I can't be sure. The satire is far from clear. What is clear is how utterly annoying everything about this film is. The characters are broadly drawn types, the situations are ludicrous, and the attempts at comic bits are as bad as anything I've seen. I found myself counting down the seconds this film had left, and watching it became a chore.
Overall, I hated this film even though there might be a mystery satire somewhere beneath all the bullshit.

hunterjt13
Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

½

Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau frolic round early 1900's Central America, leading a revolution, blowing things up, and inventing the striptease along the way. Sounds good? Sadly, that's not really the case. Bardot, Moreau and Malle have all done better things.

littlecharmer1959
Emily B.

Super Reviewer

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