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L'Atalante (1934)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  21 June 1947 (USA)
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Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L'atalante along with the captain's first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy.

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Dita Parlo ...
Juliette
Jean Dasté ...
Jean
Gilles Margaritis ...
Le camelot
Louis Lefebvre ...
Le gosse
Maurice Gilles ...
Le chef de bureau
Raphaël Diligent ...
Raspoutine, le batelier (as Rafa Diligent)
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When Juliette marries Jean, she comes to live with him as he captains a river barge. Besides the two of them, are a cabin boy and the strange old second mate Pere Jules. Soon bored by life on the river, she slips off to see the nightlife when they come to Paris. Angered by this, Jean sets off, leaving Juliette behind. Overcome by grief and longing for his wife, Jean falls into a depression and Pere Jules goes and tries to find Juliette. Written by dlevy1201

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Poetic masterpiece
19 December 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Arguably the best French film of all time. It can only appeal to those who love the cinema. Its poetic, dream-like effect is truly enchanting and proves that Jean Vigo was a master. Great performances by the whole cast with Michel Simon a standout. Brilliant photography too. A simple, flawless masterpiece.


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