Smic, Smac, Smoc (1971)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Road Movie  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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This charming, independent film marks a small departure of form for director Claude Lelouch, better known for his more polished and commercial films, such as A Man And A Woman. Though it was filmed in eight days with an extremely tiny budget, this film still shows Lelouch's gentle sentimentality. Catherine (Catherine Allegret), Midou (Amidou) and Charlot (Charles Gerard) are taking the weekend off together. Catherine and Midou are getting married, after all. The rowdy threesome meet after work to go through a civil marriage ceremony and to drink and party. They are joined by their more conservative friend, Jeannot (Jean Collomb). Along the way, they sweep a blind busker (Francis Lai) into their celebrations, steal a car, and head south for St. Tropez. One highlight of this lighthearted film is the skillful way Lai's music is incorporated into the film.

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friendship, honeymoon, love, marriage