#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Somewhere in Central America in 1907: Maria II is the daughter of an Irish terrorist. After her father’s death, she meets Maria I, a singer in a circus. She decides to stay with the circus, and on her debut as a singer, she unintentionally invents the strip-tease and makes the circus famous. Then they accidentally meet a socialist revolutionary and find themselves leading a revolution against the dictator, the capitalists and the Church.
Plot: Gorgeous IRA operative Marie flees the British authorities and finds herself somewhere in the American continent, where she meets a stunning woman also named Marie, a singer in a traveling circus. The new friends start a vaudeville act that grows exponentially more popular after they incorporate striptease into their routine. When the singer Maria falls for a charismatic rebel, the girls leave the circus behind and recreate themselves as wild-eyed revolutionaries.
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Viva la revolucion! Fun movie, from the start to the end. Reminded me of other movies like Top Secret in some ways.
Some scenes are just hilarious: when the revolution starts, the pigeon’s help, the torture chamber, the magician with the cigarettes, the curbed canon gun to shoot around the corner, and so, and so, and so…
Great laughs, but also great songs in this one. Great way to start the movie with the song about the little Irish girl and her love for dynamite. Interesting striptease scenes for the time.
So many movies about revolutionary action takes place in Mexico, seems like the perfect place to stage a revolution!
Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau are beautiful and they deliver an excellent performance.
Out of 100, I gave it 82. That’s good for *** stars on a **** stars rating system.
Seen at home, in Welland, on February 12th, 2001.
Carry On the Revolution!
In her native France, Brigitte Bardot enjoyed at the height of her career a similar reputation to that enjoyed by, say, Audrey Hepburn or Elizabeth Taylor in Britain; a great screen actress who also happened to be a great beauty. In the English-speaking world, however, Bardot’s reputation was rather different, more that of a great beauty who also happened to be “well, she’s obviously an actress of some sort, but I can’t actually think of anything she’s ever been in”. She was idolised by millions of men who had never seen any of her films, possibly the only actress to become an international sex symbol without any help from Hollywood.
Although “Viva Maria!” was a French film, it was also released in an English-language version, which gave some of those men a chance to see their idol on the screen without worrying about subtitles. The film is based around a similar concept to that in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, that of teaming a famous blonde sex symbol with a brunette equivalent. Like Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in the original, Bardot and Jeanne Moreau differed not only in colouring but also in their screen persona. The blondes, Monroe and Bardot, both retained a sort of girlish innocence throughout their careers, whereas the brunettes Russell and Moreau, both several years older than their blonde counterparts, had more of a “sexy older woman” air about them. Although Bardot was 31 when she made this film, she was still often referred to as a “sex kitten” and great play was made of the fact that, in French, her initials BB were pronounced like the word for “baby”. I doubt if anyone ever called Jeanne Moreau a kitten.
The film is set in Central America in 1907. Bardot plays Maria, an Irish revolutionary on the run after blowing up a bridge in a British colony, presumably British Honduras. (Exactly why the interests of Irish nationalism required the destruction of a bridge in a remote part of that territory is never explained). She is befriended by a Parisian actress, also named Maria, who is performing with a travelling circus touring the area, and they cross the border into a neighbouring banana republic, where, after inadvertently inventing striptease, they become caught up in a popular uprising against the country’s dictator.
Louis Malle, although not part of the “Nouvelle Vague” movement, is today best remembered as the auteur director of serious films like “Le Soufflé au Coeur” and “Au Revoir Les Enfants”, so I was surprised to learn that he was also responsible for a frivolous comedy like this one. There is some satirical content to the film, mostly reflecting France’s own revolutionary, anti-clerical traditions, but nothing too serious. The Catholic Church is shown as a reactionary force on the side of the dictator, who relies heavily on the Holy Inquisition, portrayed as having survived into the first decade of the twentieth century. (In reality the Inquisition was abolished everywhere in Latin America upon independence from Spain). This satire, however, is so over-the-top that it is unlikely to be taken seriously. (Malle was later to make “Au Revoir Les Enfants”, which can be seen as a deeply pro-Catholic film).
Contrary to what some on this board have assumed, this is not a film about the Mexican Revolution; indeed, one reviewer devotes most of his review to a lengthy analysis of what he considers to have been the causes of that revolution, which is rather missing the point, for two reasons. Firstly the film, although shot in Mexico, is not actually set there but in the fictitious Republic of San Miguel. Secondly, despite a certain amount of satire this is not a serious film about politics but a light-hearted, slightly bawdy, comedy, the sort of film the “Carry On” team might have made had they turned their attention to Latin American politics. Although if the “Carry On” team had made it the two Marias would have been played by Barbara Windsor and Hattie Jacques, who might have lacked that certain “je ne sais quoi” of Jeanne and Brigitte. The film owes a lot, in fact, to the charm and sex appeal of its two heroines; it may be a light, frothy romp, but it is a very enjoyable one nevertheless. 6/10
Original Language fr
Runtime 2 hr 2 min (122 min) (Argentina), 2 hr (120 min) (France), 1 hr 59 min (119 min) (USA)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Director Louis Malle
Writer Louis Malle, Jean-Claude Carrière
Actors Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, George Hamilton
Country France, Italy
Awards Won 1 BAFTA Film Award1 win & 3 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory Laboratoires Franay Tirages Cinematographiques (LTC), Paris, France
Film Length 3,186 m (Italy), 3,320 m (1966) (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm