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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.

!!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.
* CulturedBadass: Moreau!Maria is a revolutionary who knows her Shakespeare, Moliere, etc.
* 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.
* FightingIrish: Bardot!Maria. A terrorist all her life.
* AGodAmI: The Church mistakenly thinks the Marias are acting like this when they hear news of the people praying to them.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: TheDragon has a scar on his cheek.
* InsistentTerminology: Bardot!Maria wants you to know that it's NOT 'Mary', it's 'Marie', because she isn't bloody British.
* KneelBeforeFrodo: A mayor kneels down to tie his shoelaces. The people around him kneel, thinking he's paying homage to the Marias. When he gets back up, he looks around him befuddled before kneeling back down.
* KnifeThrowingAct: The boy tied to the board is harmed during this routine because Bardot!Maria distracts the man controlling the spotlight, leaving the knife-thrower in the dark and hitting the boy in the arm. This is PlayedForLaughs.
* TheLadette: Bardot!Maria.
* LockAndLoadMontage: The villagers guearing up for the revolution. One had hidden a pistol in a baby's blanket.
* MadBomber: Bardot!Maria.
* NotWithTheSafetyOnYouWont: Moreau!Maria really doesn't know guns.
* OurFounder: The Marias blow up TheGeneralissimo's statue. He's displeased.
* PietaPlagiarism: The strong guy carrying Flores in his arms after he dies.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The troupe-turned-freedom fighters consist of people from all across Europe with quirky personalities and hobbies, working with San Miguel villagers.
* ReallyGetsAround: Bardot!Maria. She keeps tabs on the names of the guys she has slept with.
* RedOniBlueOni: Lustful and trigger-happy Bardot!Maria versus monogamous and pondered Moreau!Maria.
* ResignedToTheCall: Bardot!Maria was fine with keeping up their tour, but Moreau!Maria really wants to avenge Flores, and she just can't leave her alone.
* RousingSpeech: Moreau!Maria to the villagers after Flores dies.
* RunningGag: The boy who tries to sneak a peek at the strip shows and gets slapped by his mother for his troubles.
* SarcasticClapping: No clapping, but Bardot!Maria sarcastically congratulates Moreau!Maria for her RousingSpeech, then informs her of what a fool she's being.
* StuffBlowingUp
* StunnedSilence: When the Marias do their impromptu first strip-tease, the orchestra is so distracted by it that they stop playing. The silence is amusingly interrupted by a guy coughing.
* [[TheyFightCrime They Fight Corrupt Governments]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Marias. Illustrated by the Moreau one being interested in the latest developments in fashion, and the Bardot one in those of guns.
* TriangRelations: Flores and Moreau!Maria were definitely into each other, and it's implied that Bardot!Maria also wanted something with him. So a type 4.
* VillainousBreakdown: TheDragon has one when the Marias get the better of him in the "Lady in White" scene.
* VineSwing: Bardot!Maria does this in the first confrontation with the government's men.
* VisualPun: The Spanish word "caballero" would mean "gentleman" in the context it's given, but it can also mean "horse rider".
* YouCanLeaveYourHatOn: The Marias accidentally invent strip-tease and it becomes the main attraction of their performance.