Viva Maria!

Directed by Louis Malle | Written by Louis Malle & Jean-Claude Carrière

France's most famous and beautiful bombshells, Brigitte Bardot (And God Created Woman) and Jeanne Moreau (Jules and Jim), make an unbeatable comedy team in this joyfully romantic fairy tale for adults. Fast-paced, eye-catching and filled with sight gags, this hysterical film from legendary director Louis Malle (Atlantic City) and co-writer Jean-Claude Carrière (Belle de Jour) satirizes everything from American westerns to revolutions, dictators, the Church, priesthood and even sex itself. When two women-both named Maria-unwittingly invent the striptease circa 1910, they become such a hit that enthusiastic audiences strip along with them. But when one of the Marias falls for a handsome revolutionary (George Hamilton, Love at First Bite), she finds that she has unwittingly embroiled the two of them in an armed peasant revolt.

Viva Maria! (1965)
French with English subtitles
Available on digital, Blu-ray and DVD November 4

120 min | Comedy | France
With Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, & Paulette Dubost

US Distribution: Kino Lorber

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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