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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

Complete credited cast:
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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
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A Hymn to Life and Love

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 January 1962 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Jules and Jim  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£25,589 (UK) (30 May 2008)
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2.35 : 1
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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 Jim arrives by train at Jim and Catherine's house in Germany, a shot from the air depicts a French (SNCF) train. When the train arrives in the station in the next shot, the SNCF logo is hidden from sight. See more »

Quotes

Jules: Catherine never does anything halfway. She's an irresistible force that can't be stopped. Her harmony is never shaken because... she knows she is always innocent.
Jim: You speak of her as if she was a queen.
Jules: She is a queen. Let me be frank. She's not especially beautiful or intelligent or sincere... but she is a real woman. And that is why we love her... and all men desire her. Despite this, why did she make us a gift... of her presence? Because we treated her like a queen.
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Connections

Referenced in Smicha Hashmalit Ushma Moshe (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Tourbillon
Written by Serge Rezvani (as 'Boris Bassiak' or Cyrus Bassiak)
Performed by Jeanne Moreau with Serge Rezvani on guitar
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Another Drama Queen Bites the Dust...
4 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite the radiant beauty of its hopelessly misguided leading lady and solid performances by the entire cast I'm truly stumped as to why this film gained such popularity and a cult following. The story was, in my opinion, boring and overly long. The characters, other than the tortured husband, were a bunch of worthless nitwits, who lacked any dimension or depth of feeling. Why is it that instead of finding the ending tragic I simply felt that a couple of people, who caused a great deal of pain to others, wasted their lives and my time were put out of everyone's misery? What a dismal disappointment this film, which I had looked forward to seeing, turned out to be...


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