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''Viva Maria!'' is a 1965 French comedy film directed by Louis Malle and starring Creator/BrigitteBardot and Jeanne Moreau.

Taking place in the eve of the Mexican Revolution, Maria (Bardot) has just lost her Irish terrorist father to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard one of his own explosions]]. She wanders aimlessly until she stumbles upon a hybrid circus/vaudeville troupe, where she meets [[OneSteveLimit another woman named Maria]] (Moreau). They agree to team up and form a theatrical duo. Some time later, they meet a revolutionary named Flores (George Hamilton), who's fighting to take down the dictatorial government of the (fictional) country of San Miguel. Moreau!Maria falls in love with him, but he's shot not long after. She promises to carry on his revolution, with the help of a reluctant Bardot!Maria.

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!!Provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Bardot!Maria. Moreau!Maria tries her hand at this but fails, so she decides she'll be the one to do the talking.
* {{Adorkable}}: Bardot!Maria is so hesitating and clumsy at the beginning.
* AxCrazy: Bardot!Maria sure looks giddy when she's blowing stuff up.
* BananaRepublic: San Miguel.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Bardot!Maria at the beginning of the movie. Yes, they tried to pass Brigitte Bardot for a man.
* BitterSweetEnding: The revolution ends up toppling the dictatorship, but Moreau!Maria still can't get over Flores.
* BoundAndGagged: Both Marias are captured by monks at the climax and are subjected to (ineffectual) torture.
* ButNotTooForeign: Bardot!Maria is half-French, half-Irish.
* DeadStarWalking: Flores. George Hamilton had the biggest billing after Bardot and Moreau.
** WeHardlyKnewYe: He gets, maybe, five minutes of screentime.
* DuelingStarsMovie
* TheEdwardianEra: Takes place in 1907.
* TheLadette: Bardot!Maria.
* ReallyGetsAround: Bardot!Maria.
* RedOniBlueOni: Lustful and trigger-happy Bardot!Maria versus monogamous and pondered Moreau!Maria.
* RunningGag: The boy who tries to sneak a peek at the strip shows and gets slapped by his mother for his troubles.
* StuffBlowingUp
* [[TheyFightCrime They Fight Corrupt Governments]]
* YouCanLeaveYourHatOn: The Marias accidentally invent strip-tease and it becomes the main attraction of their performance.

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