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

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  23 January 1962 (France)
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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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Drama | Romance

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23 January 1962 (France)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£25,589 (UK) (30 May 2008)

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£25,589 (UK) (30 May 2008)
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One of the earliest foreign films to be distributed in the US by two Harvard students, Cyrus Harvey and Brian Halliday, under their newly formed company, Janus Films. Janus went on to distribute all sorts of classic foreign films and is now owned by Criterion. See more »

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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 »

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Jim: We played with life and lost.
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You end up loving it!
15 February 2005 | by (Tucumán, Argentina) – See all my reviews

This is the first movie by Truffault I've ever seen, and I have to say I'm now very intrigued in his other work...

"Jules et Jim" is the story of two friends who meet a very beautiful and strange woman who turns up to be a bit unstable...

It starts with how they all meet each other and end up together... I thought the beginning was pretty fast as many things happened and you just wonder if the whole movie will be like that. Also I thought I didn't care much for any character, but of course it was too quick to judge. There is also a narrator (throughout the movie) and at first you ask yourself if its really necessary...

Still, when I decided to go grab a snack, I realized I was so hooked by the story that I couldn't. The characters behaved like no other I've seen and you find yourself wanting two different things: for it to end and for it never to end.

The movie has it's many twists for those who like, even a laugh here and there, but if you see it as a whole is a very deep description of the relationship between the three main characters.

The end is somehow beautiful, maybe because is "fair", maybe because is "real", maybe because is "surreal", you'll just have to watch and find out...

Is one of those movies when after watching it you understand both sides: those who say it's overrated and those who claim it's a masterpiece... to me it was a one in a lifetime film experience


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