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Gigi is a 1958 musical film, a remake of a 1948 French non-musical, about a wealthy cultured man who discovers he is in love with a young Parisian girl, and eventually marries her.

The movie was based on a novel by the French sentimental romance writer Colette, and starred Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier with support from Louis Jourdan[?], Hermione Gingold[?] and Eva Gabor.

The film was nominated for an Oscar in nine categories, and won all nine. None of them, however, was for any of the acting awards.

The film also has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.


Gigi is also a name used by Luigino Longo, a Norwegian-Italian socialist activist. He is currently serving jail time in Sweden following a controversial trial in which he was convicted of assaulting the police during the 2001 Gothenburg demonstrations against George W. Bush and the EU.



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