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A brash and precocious ten-year-old (Catherine Demongeot) comes to Paris for a whirlwind weekend with her rakish uncle (Philippe Noiret); he and the viewer get more than they bargained for, however, in this anarchic comedy from Louis Malle, which rides roughshod over the City of Light. Based on a popular novel by Raymond Queneau that had been considered unadaptable, Malle’s audacious Zazie dans le métro, made with flair on the cusp of the French New Wave, is a bit of stream-of-consciousness slapstick, wall-to-wall with visual gags, editing tricks, and effects.

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Special Features

New high-definition digital restoration (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)
Archival video interviews with director Louis Malle, novelist Raymond Queneau, actress Catherine Demongeot, and screenwriter Jean-Paul Rappeneau
New audio interview with director and photographer William Klein, artistic consultant on the film
Le Paris de Zazie, a 2005 video piece featuring assistant director Philippe Collin
Original theatrical trailer
New and improved English subtitle translation
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau

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