Rent Vagabond (1985)

3.9 of 5 from 124 ratings
1h 41min
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Synopsis:
Sandrine Bonnaire won a Best Actress Cesar for her portrayal as Mona - a young and defiant drifter in this tragic story. Using a largely non-professional cast Varda recollects Mona's story through flashbacks of those who encountered her, producing a splintered portrait of an enigmatic woman. She's not a kind girl but courageous while wandering in the winter. She announces in 1984 the collective conciousness of homeless people dying from the cold.
Actors:
, , , Setti Ramdane, Francis Balchère, Jean-Louis Perletti, Urbain Causse, Christophe Alcazar, Dominique Durand, Joël Fosse, Patrick Schmit, Daniel Bos, Katy Champaud, Raymond Roulle, Henri Fridlani, Patrick Sokol, Pierre Imbert, Richard Imbert, Marthe Jarnias,
Directors:
Producers:
Oury Milshtein
Writers:
Agnès Varda
Others:
Vagabonde
Aka:
Sans toit ni loi
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance
Countries:
France, Classics, Drama, Romance
Awards:

1985 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion

BBFC:
Release Date:
26/09/2011
Run Time:
105 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Notes and Commentaries - Featurette
  • Music and Travels - Featurette
  • Degrade film of the Old Lady
  • Vagabond - Theatrical Trailer
  • Jacquot de Nantes - Theatrical Trailer
  • The Beaches of Agnes - Theatrical Trailer
  • Cleo from 5 to 7 - Theatrical Trailer
  • Le Bonheur - Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/12/2017
Run Time:
101 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Interviews
  • Featurettes
  • Short Films

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Reviews (2) of Vagabond

Classic of Cinema History - Vagabond review by TE

Spoiler Alert
11/01/2018

Vagabond is a fascinating film in every way. The direction, the narrative and the acting all combine to produce a timeless work of art.

It is interesting to imagine how this tale of a young female drifter would play out today, and to speculate how much has changed over the last 30+ years since Varda made the movie. It was made when society was moving towards a harsher time, with the new dominance of neoliberal capitalism. The film shows elements of a kinder, more tolerant world along with the nastier developments.

Mona's character and presence is an important moment for feminism in art. She challenges many of the people she encounters, and she challenges us as well. Her fate (which we know from the start) kept reminding me of the Richard Thompson song "Beeswing": "...maybe that's the price you pay for the chains that you refuse".

Well worth watching the extras too: the short film about the soundtrack music; and the wonderful little piece about the old lady.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Less a vagabond more a vagrant - Vagabond review by fm

Spoiler Alert
21/02/2019

Unpleasant young woman drifts around sleeping rough and smelling dreadful. She never has a word of gratitude for those who help her nor does she ever do a single thing which is not for self self self. You could suggest that the other characters project their needs and failings onto her, or that they construct fantasies about her soi disant freedom, but really, I couldn't be bothered. It isn't well acted either.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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