Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (1975)

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This filmed version of the popular (1800 performances!) off-Broadway musical by Eric Blau and Mort Schumann incorporates 26 songs written by Belgian-entertainer Jacques Brel. Three actors--Elly Stone, Mort Schuman and Joe Masiell--interpret Brel's sometimes angry, sometimes poignant ballads with strength and compassion. In the movie, the three are brought together when they seek refuge from a rainstorm. The songs are accompanied by vignettes which highlight the imagery and story in them. Jacques Brel himself sings a melancholy composition at intermission time. It's ironic that this film was produced by the American Film Theatre; Brel disliked America and refused ever to set foot in the country.
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PG
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Art House & International , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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American Film Theatre

Cast

Elly Stone
as Lady with Shopping
Joe Masiell
as Marine
Jacques Brel
as Himself
Mort Shuman
as Taxi Driver
Joe Masiell
as Marine
Elly Stone
as Lady with Shopping Bag

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Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
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December 19, 2003
Boxoffice Magazine

Wild, whirling film adaptation of the classic Off-Broadway revue.

December 8, 2002
Film Threat

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