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Director:
Writers:
Henri-Pierre Roché (novel)
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Release Date:
23 January 1962 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
A Hymn to Life and Love
Plot:
Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A breathless film about time. See more (117 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jeanne Moreau ... Catherine

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

Marie Dubois ... Thérèse

Michel Subor ... Récitant / Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danielle Bassiak ... Albert's companion (uncredited)
Elen Bober ... Mathilde (uncredited)
Pierre Fabre ... Drunkard in cafe (uncredited)
Dominique Lacarrière ... One of the women (uncredited)
Bernard Largemain ... Merlin (uncredited)
Kate Noelle ... Birgitta (uncredited)
Jean-Louis Richard ... Customer in cafe (uncredited)
Michel Varesano ... Customer in cafe (uncredited)
Christiane Wagner ... Helga (uncredited)

Directed by
François Truffaut 
 
Writing credits
Henri-Pierre Roché (novel)

François Truffaut (adaptation and dialogue) &
Jean Gruault (adaptation and dialogue)

Produced by
Marcel Berbert .... executive producer (uncredited)
François Truffaut .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
 
Cinematography by
Raoul Coutard 
 
Film Editing by
Claudine Bouché 
 
Production Design by
Fred Capel (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Fred Capel (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Simone Knapp .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
Simone Knapp .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Maurice Urbain .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Bober .... assistant director (uncredited)
Florence Malraux .... assistant director (uncredited)
Georges Pellegrin .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Claude Beausoleil .... camera operator (uncredited)
Raymond Cauchetier .... still photographer (uncredited)
Fernand Coquet .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Suzanne Schiffman .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jules et Jim" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
105 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Finland:K-16 | France:Tous publics | Hong Kong:IIA | Portugal:M/16 (DVD re-rating) | Portugal:17 (original rating) | Portugal:M/12 (re-rating) (1975) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | Sweden:7 (re-release: 2003) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:PG (video) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
Jean Renoir was a particular fan of the film and wrote a letter to François Truffaut expressing his pleasure. Truffaut carried that letter with him for years afterward.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Jim recites La Marseillaise, the sound doesn't quite match up to the way that his lips are moving.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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Soundtrack:
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68 out of 97 people found the following review useful.
A breathless film about time., 12 July 2001
Author: Alice Liddel (-darragh@excite.com) from dublin, ireland

Time and revisionist critics have tried to tarnish the gleam of Truffaut's final masterpiece - citing its apparent misogyny and apoliticism; but for some of us, 'Jules et Jim' is the unforgettable film that opened the gates to both European film, and the great masters of American cinema like Hitchcock, Hawks and Ray.

'Jules et Jim' is, along with 'Citizen Kane', THE vindication of the pleasures of cinematic form: the first half especially, in its rush of narrative registers and technical exuberance, is unparalleled in modern film. This isn't mere trickery - the use of paintings, books, plays, dreams, conversations, documentary footage, etc., as well as the different ways of telling a story through film, all point to the movie's theme - how do you represent people and the world in art without destroying them? Or is art the only to save people and life from extinction?

The foregrounding of theatricality, acting, disguises, pseudonyms, games, works-within-the-work, all point to the high modernism in which the film is set, when the old certainties about identity and place were being destroyed by the Great War. In fact the film could be considered Cubist in the way it uses film form to splice up and rearrange images, space, characters, viewpoints.

Truffaut's film is a beautiful elegy about time: the historical time heading towards destruction in the shape of the Nazis, and the circular time of love, obsession and art. These times struggle in the film's structure, history zipping past years in the framing, Parisian sections, and days stretching out interminably in the central rural rondelay.

Far from being misogynistic, the film places Catherine's speech about 'grains of sand' at its philosophical heart. AND she's played by Jeanne Moreau, the most honest and human of all great actresses.

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