Zazie in the Metro — or simply Zazie, depending on the translation (original French title: Zazie dans le métro) — a French novel written in 1959, was the first major success of author Raymond Queneau. Zazie explores colloquial language as opposed to 'standard' written French, a distinction that is particularly marked in French, where correct language usage is governed by an official academy. The first word of the book, the neologism Doukipudonktan is a phonetic transcription of D'où qu'il pue donc tant ? ("How come he stinks so much?"). In the English version of the novel, this is rendered as "Holifart watastink". In the movie version the English subtitle reads "Whozit who stinks?"
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|Philippe Noiret||Onkel Gabriel|
|Jacques Dufilho||Ferdinand Grédoux|
|Yvonne Clech||Madame Mouaque|
|Odette Piquet||Zazies Mutter|
|Marc Doelnitz||M. Coquetti|
|Jacques Gheusi||Le gérant|
|Louis Lalanne||Jeannes Liebhaber|
|Henri Raichi||Director of Photography||