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L'Atalante (1934)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 June 1947 (USA)
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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Le camelot (junkman)
Louis Lefebvre ...
Le gosse (cabin boy)
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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77 years after Jean Vigo's death, his daughter and film critic Luce Vigo attended a screening of L'Atalante and Zero for conduct and accepted the 2011 Parajanov-Vartanov Institute Award - named after persecuted Soviet filmmakers Sergei Parajanov and Mikhail Vartanov - posthumously honoring her father who died at 29 when she was 3. Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight presented the award and Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese sent a letter for the occasion with words on Vigo, Paradjanov and Vartanov, all of whom had fought against heavy censorship. See more »

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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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