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French term or phrase:3 places pour le 26
English translation:3 places pour le 26 (no English title for film)
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14:07 Jan 30, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama / titre de film
French term or phrase: 3 places pour le 26
Does anyone know the title of this film (starring Yves Montand) in English. I've done a quick search with Coppernic but have found nothing as yet
Clair@Lexeme
France
Local time: 20:07
Trois places pour le 26
Explanation:
Doesn't have an official English title. I came up with a couple of articles that mention the film, with a parenthetical translation of the title into English:

Chicago Reader Movie Review
... several years back, Trois places pour le 26 (1988, Three Seats for the 26th, a Legrand musical that stars Yves Montand as himself). The only outright failure I ...
www.chireader.com/movies/archives/0596/05176.html

Perhaps "the only outright failure" explains why there wasn't any English title...

Michel Legrand: Legrand-ography
... Songs) (WEA) Partir revenir (WEA) ** Parking (RCA) ** Trois places pour le 26 - (Three Seats for the 26th) (Philips) ** Dingo (Warner Bros.) The Burning Shore ...
www.ascap.com/filmtv/legrand-ography2.html
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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 14:07
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Thanks. As I said I had done a quick search myself and had come up with nothing. I wondered if there were any Frnech movie buffs out there who might have known the answer. As you said "outright failure" probably suggests there never was an English title!
Thanks again for your help

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Summary of answers provided
naThree Seats for the 26th
Lisanne
naThree seats for the 26th
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
nashot in 1988Albert Golub
naTrois places pour le 26
Yolanda Broad


  

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16 mins
Trois places pour le 26


Explanation:
Doesn't have an official English title. I came up with a couple of articles that mention the film, with a parenthetical translation of the title into English:

Chicago Reader Movie Review
... several years back, Trois places pour le 26 (1988, Three Seats for the 26th, a Legrand musical that stars Yves Montand as himself). The only outright failure I ...
www.chireader.com/movies/archives/0596/05176.html

Perhaps "the only outright failure" explains why there wasn't any English title...

Michel Legrand: Legrand-ography
... Songs) (WEA) Partir revenir (WEA) ** Parking (RCA) ** Trois places pour le 26 - (Three Seats for the 26th) (Philips) ** Dingo (Warner Bros.) The Burning Shore ...
www.ascap.com/filmtv/legrand-ography2.html


    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22three+seats+for+the+26th%2...
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 14:07
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thanks. As I said I had done a quick search myself and had come up with nothing. I wondered if there were any Frnech movie buffs out there who might have known the answer. As you said "outright failure" probably suggests there never was an English title!
Thanks again for your help

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Elisa Capelão
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20 mins
shot in 1988


Explanation:
an autobiographic musical which is described as "not very noticeable" on the first website you'll find on yahoo france at the following keyword "yves montand" (by the'end of the text)

Albert Golub
Local time: 20:07
Native speaker of: French
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2 hrs
Three seats for the 26th


Explanation:
Since "POUR LE 26" can only be translated "for the 26th, the obvious meaning of PLACES is seats. Someone wants three seats for a restaurant on the 26th.

Regards,
Bertha Deffenbaugh

Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 12:07
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish

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Lisanne

Manfred Schnitzlein

Elisa Capelão
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3 hrs
Three Seats for the 26th


Explanation:
That must be it:


Three Seats for the 26th
Capsule by Jonathan Rosenbaum
From the Chicago Reader

Trois places pour le 26 (France, 1988), Jacques Demy. For viewers like me who harbor passionately fond memories of Jacques Demy's 1967 tribute to the American musical, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Demy's 1988 musical (his last film) is clearly worth seeing, even if the recommendation has to come with reservations. While Michel Legrand's score for The Young Girls of Rochefort is one of the greatest for any musical, his comparably jazzy and airy work for the this one is only a pale reflection of his best. Similarly, the references to touchstones such as Silk Stockings, Singin' in the Rain, and The Band Wagon are all too fleeting, in striking contrast to the full-scale tributes in the earlier film to West Side Story, An American in
Paris, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The difference between the two is partly a matter of scale and budget, and partly that the more recent film centers on Yves Montand, an eminence grise who looks more and more like Milton Berle. Playing himself, Montand arrives in Marseilles to launch an autobiographical musical revue that he plans to take on a world tour. He spends his spare time looking for an old lover, a onetime prostitute now a baroness (Francoise Fabian), whose husband is in jail for theft and whose 22-year-old daughter (Mathilda May), who knows nothing of her mother's past, has a burning desire to make it in show biz. Unbeknownst to the baroness, the daughter--a gamine clearly meant to suggest Cyd Charisse and Leslie Caron--assumes the female lead in Montand's show when the original actress drops out at the last minute (apparently taking her lead from Busby Berkeley musicals). This being a Demy movie, people are blissfully unaware of what's happening right under their noses, which in this case includes even incest. In short, all the Demy hallmarks are present--his silly but charming plot symmetries and coincidences, his lushly colored wallpaper, and his innate capacity to make real locations look like
artificial sets --though at times he's going through the motions rather than enabling his poetic conceits to fully take flight.


    Reference: http://marcod.tripod.com/FRENCH/FILM/T/3.html
Lisanne
Local time: 20:07
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman

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Manfred Schnitzlein
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Apr 12, 2013 - Changes made by elysee:
FieldOther » Art/Literary
Field (specific)(none) » Cinema, Film, TV, Drama
Field (write-in)(none) » titre de film


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