• Viva Maria (1965)

Viva Maria

Release Date: December 18th, 1965

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

Gorgeous IRA operative Maria (Brigitte Bardot) flees the British authorities and finds herself in Mexico, where she meets a stunning woman also named Maria (Jeanne Moreau), a singer in a traveling circus. The new friends start a vaudeville act -- one that grows exponentially more popular after they incorporate striptease into their routine. When the singer Maria falls for a charismatic Mexican rebel, the girls leave the circus behind and recreate themselves as wild-eyed revolutionaries.

Cast: Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, George Hamilton, Gregor von Rezzori, Paulette Dubost, Poldo Bendandi, Claudio Brook, Carlos López Moctezuma

Director: Louis Malle

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Vides Cinematografica, Les Productions Artistes Associés, Nouvelles Éditions de Films [fr]

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: Hilarious, Transformation, Friendship, England, Love, Madcap, Suspenseful

Awards

Winner Foreign Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)
Nominated Foreign Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)