Quiet Days in Clichy (1990 film)

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Quiet Days in Clichy
Quiet Days in Clichy.jpg
Directed by Claude Chabrol
Screenplay byClaude Chabrol
Ugo Leonzio
Based on Quiet Days in Clichy
by Henry Miller
Produced byPietro Innocenzi
Antonio Passalia
Starring Andrew McCarthy
Nigel Havers
Barbara De Rossi
Cinematography Jean Rabier
Edited byMonique Fardoulis
Music byJean-Michel Bernard
Luigi Ceccarelli
Matthieu Chabrol
AZ Film Production
Italfrance Films
Istituto Luce
Cofimage 2
Release date
  • 9 May 1990 (1990-05-09)
Running time
120 minutes

Quiet Days in Clichy (French : "Jours tranquilles à Clichy") is a 1990 erotic drama film directed by Claude Chabrol. It is based on the 1956 autobiographical novel Quiet Days in Clichy by Henry Miller. [1]


The novel was previously adapted into a 1970 Danish film.


American Henry Miller enjoys a wide variety of sexual escapades while also working hard to establish himself as a serious writer in Paris.


Andrew McCarthy Henry Miller, aka Joey
Nigel Havers Alfred Perlès, aka Karl
Barbara De Rossi Nys
Stéphanie CottaColette Ducarouge
Isolde Barth Ania Regentag
Anna Galiena Edith
Stéphane Audran Adrienne
Mario Adorf Ernest Regentag
Elide Melli
Margit Evelyn Newton Bernadette
Eva Grimaldi Yvonne
Thomas Chabrol A guest

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