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Jules and Jim (1962)

Jules et Jim (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 23 January 1962 (France)
Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman.

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Cast

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Jules (as Oscar Werner)
Henri Serre ...
Jim
Vanna Urbino ...
Serge Rezvani ...
Albert (as Bassiak)
Anny Nelsen ...
Lucie
Sabine Haudepin ...
Sabine, la petite
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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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A Hymn to Life and Love

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Drama | Romance

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23 January 1962 (France)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The production was so small and had so little money that Jeanne Moreau was often called upon to lend her Rolls Royce for ferrying around props. She even did some of the catering, particularly in the scenes where Jim visits Jules and Catherine in Germany. See more »

Goofs

When Catherine lights the letters on fire, they are at first away from her dress, but in the next shot they are burning on top of her dress. See more »

Quotes

Jim: She's a strange breed.
Jules: Her father was an aristocrat. Her mother came from the masses. He was of an old Burgundian family. She was English. That's why she's ignorant of anything in between and teaches those who look at her -...
Jim: Teaches them what?
Jules: Shakespeare.
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Connections

Referenced in Mr. Jealousy (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Tourbillon
Written by Serge Rezvani
Performed by Jeanne Moreau
Played at the guitar by Serge Rezvani
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Forces of Nature
23 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

There is a book by Goethe mentioned in this movie, it's "Wahlverwandschaften", and its appearance is quite meaningful. Because the movie takes a look on human loves and lives that is quite similar to older Goethe's fatalistic world-view in his novel, very far from hope and idealisms. Strength (Moreau's character) and Weakness (Jim) are equal forces of nature, and both conduct us to death. The stoic attitude (Jules) is resignation and, seen this way, it is "weakness" too, but, on the other hand, it seems to be the STRONGEST way, because it means survival. JULES ET JIM, both in its content and in its aesthetics, has an air of antique tragedies, but - and this is more like the German novel - without complain, without crying. That's why it leaves you so "unsatisfied", and that's why it's still disturbing, even today.


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