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Jules and Jim -- Jeanne Moreau stars as Catherine, the alluring and willful young woman whose enigmatic smile and passionate nature lure Jules (Oskar Werner) and Jim (Henri Serre) into one of cinema's most captivating romantic triangles.


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Release Date:
23 January 1962 (France) See more »
Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 3 wins See more »
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  (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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Also Known As:
"Jules et Jim" - France (original title)
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105 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Finland:K-16 | France:U | 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:PG | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:12
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Made with a crew of only 15.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Pulp Fiction (1994)See more »
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Unconventional Love Story, 18 January 2009
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In 1912, in Paris, the French bon-vivant Jim (Henri Serre) meets the insecure German Jules (Oscar Werner) and they begin a great friendship. When they meet the fickle and independent French Catherine (Jeanne Moreau), they immediately fall in love for her. However the naiveness and fragility of Jules attract the amoral Catherine and she marries him. With the First World War, the best friends Jules and Jim are separated but after the war, they reunite in Jules cottage in Germany. Jim stays with Jules, Catherine and their daughter Sabine (Sabine Haudepin), and Jules tells his friend that he is living together with Catherine, but she has affairs with her lovers. When Catherine falls in love for Jim, Jules asks him to stay with her at his house. Along the years, Jules and Jim live a triangle of love of Catherine, but never affecting their friendship and respect.

"Jules et Jim" is one of the most (or probably the most) unconventional love stories of the cinema history. For a 1962 movie, the daring tale is absolutely ahead of time, with Jeanne Moreau performing a character that never lets her love becoming boring or monotonous, reviving and renewing her feelings and desires with lovers and then returning for her husband. The friendship of Jules and Jim is weird and also unusual, with memorable performances of Henri Serre and Oscar Werner. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Jules e Jim – Uma Mulher Para Dois" ("Jules e Jim – A Woman for Two")

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