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2.9
196 Ratings

Viva Maria!

Directed by Louis Malle
France, Italy, 1965
Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Synopsis

Former Irish terrorist, Maria II, joins the vaudeville act of the French singer, Maria I, in Central America in 1907. When they come across a local rebellion, Maria I falls in love with the leader, Flores, and promises him to continue the revolution against the military, capitalists and the church.

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Viva Maria! Directed by Louis Malle

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1967 | Winner: Best Foreign Actress

1967 | Nominee: Best Foreign Actress

Critics reviews

Viva Maria is an extravagant mess, with Malle shirking the quieter, poetic spaces of 1959’sElevator to the Gallows and 1963’s The Fire Within for a full-blown carnival, resembling something like David Lean as filtered through anarchic, late-nouvelle vague sensibilities.
November 07, 2014
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