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Jules and Jim (1962)
"Jules et Jim" (original title)

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Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman.

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Jules (as Oscar Werner)
Henri Serre ...
Jim
Vanna Urbino ...
Gilberte
Serge Rezvani ...
Albert (as Bassiak)
Anny Nelsen ...
Sabine Haudepin ...
Sabine, la petite
Marie Dubois ...
Thérèse
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Storyline

In Paris, before WWI, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French) fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. But Catherine loves and marries Jules. After the war, when they meet again in Germany, Catherine starts to love Jim... This is the story of three people in love, a love which does not affect their friendship, and about how their relationship evolves with the years. Written by Yepok

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Release Date:

23 January 1962 (France)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£25,589 (UK) (30 May 2008)

Gross:

£25,589 (UK) (30 May 2008)
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Trivia

François Truffaut was greatly saddened when Henri-Pierre Roché died before he could see how Truffaut filmed his novel. See more »

Goofs

When Jules, Jim, and Albert are sitting on the grass sharing stories about the war, the order of the three characters repeatedly changes between shots. Note that this is actually a goof on the Criterion Region 1 disc, and the Tartan Region 2 DVD, in which the film is reversed left/right. It does not occur in other DVD releases of this film, including the Fox/Lorber Region 1 release. See more »

Quotes

Récitant: Catherine's plunge into the river so astonished Jim that he drew it the next day, though he didn't usually draw. Admiration for Catherine welled up in him and he sent her a kiss in his mind.
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Soundtracks

Le Tourbillon
Written by Serge Rezvani (as 'Boris Bassiak' or Cyrus Bassiak)
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Inscrutability becomes randomness
7 October 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

3 out of 10

First, let's self-credential. I think Day For Night is brilliant, I appreciate some Godard, and wasn't scared away by Last Year in Marienbad, so my dissatisfaction cannot be explained away by mere francophobia, or ugly Americacentrism.

This movie is simply too inscrutable. When character motivations and sensibilities are so alien, their actions are essentially random to the viewer. Random action makes for a plotless movie. Then again, I suspect this movie makes no sense in any language.

As when reading philosophy, when confronted so, the intellectual has two choices. One is to look at the confusing text peppered with bon mots and say "This is brilliant/deep/ineffable." In other words: "I "know" this is supposed to be important, so there must be something there I'm missing. There's something wrong with me." The other path: "This is balderdash cloaked in mystery. There's something wrong with it."

I choose the latter.


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