Guinguette (1959)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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In this standard tale of a gold-hearted prostitute and her difficulties, Zizi Jeanmaire plays Guinguette, the former lady of the evening who has abandoned her profession for a better life. She finally has the means to open up a bar and dancehall away from the city but just when everything seems to be going well, trouble happens. Gangsters intrude on her life and although she should be happy because she's fallen in love with a great man, that is a rocky road too. The nubile, sixteen-year-old Maryse (Maria-Christina Gajoni) is determined to take Guinguette's love away from her.

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escape, love, countryside, France, going-straight, nightclub, one-against-odds, prostitute/prostitution, redemption, reform [improve]