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615 Ratings

Pretty Baby

Directed by Louis Malle
United States, 1978


The goings-on at a 1917 New Orleans brothel are revealed through the eyes of Violet (Brooke Shields), a 12-year-old girl who awaits the deflowering that begins her career as a prostitute.

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Pretty Baby Directed by Louis Malle

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1978 | Winner: Technical Grand Prize

Academy Awards

1979 | Nominee: Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score

National Board of Review

1978 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1978 | 2nd place: Best Cinematography

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