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Dédée d'Anvers Movie Review Summary

Actors: Simone Signoret, Bernard Blier, Marcel Dalio, Marcello Pagliero

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DÉDÉE D'ANVERS, sometimes translated as "Dédée" or "Woman of Antwerp" in english speaking countries, is a movie cowritten and directed by Yves Allégret in 1947. This film was nominated for the Golden Lion at the 1948 Venice Film Festival.
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Simone -Dédée- Signoret is a French prostitute who works at Bernard Blier's bar on Antwerp's harbour. Her pimp, Marcel Dalio, often beats her in order to be respected. One day, she meets an Italian sailor who treats her differently. Both fall madly in love and plan to leave Antwerp on the next day. But Dalio won't so easily abandon Dédée and the money she daily brings home.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   prostitute

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   prostitute/concubine Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   General Europe City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous    -   rude people Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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