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Release Date:
27 December 1985 (USA) See more »
'Je' is a girl voluntarily lock up in a room. 'Tu' is the script. 'Il' is a lorry driver. 'Elle' is the girlfriend. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Chantal Akerman ... Julie

Niels Arestrup ... Truck-driver
Claire Wauthion ... Girlfriend

Directed by
Chantal Akerman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chantal Akerman 
Eric De Kuyper 
Paul Paquay 

Produced by
Chantal Akerman .... producer
Cinematography by
Bénédicte Delesalle 
Renelde Dupont 
Charlotte Szlovak 
Film Editing by
Luc Fréché 
Geneviève Luciani 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Arias .... assistant director
Art Department
Michel Fradier .... props
Sound Department
Marc Lobet .... sound effects
Alain Pierre .... sound effects
Gérard Rousseau .... sound re-recording mixer
Samy Szlingerbaum .... sound
Other crew
Nicole Cérès .... collaborator
Marc Maes .... collaborator
Marc Mopty .... collaborator
Emile Poppe .... collaborator

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Also Known As:
"Je, tu, il, elle" - France (original title)
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Spain:90 min | USA:90 min | Belgium:86 min
Sound Mix:
Netherlands:18 (orginal rating)

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Julie:When I looked up suddenly... there were people walking in the street. I spilled all the sugar on the letters on the floor... and lay down again... and waited. I waited some more for it to pass or for something to happen - for me to believe in God or for you to send gloves for the cold.See more »
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7 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Did very little for me, 24 May 2010
Author: Gloede_The_Saint from Norway

Not quite sure what this is supposed to be or mean. Don't get me wrong. I'm not one of those who strive after meaning, allegories and new dimensions or need such things to get involved in a great film. Sadly Je, tu, il, elle did not strike me as a great film.

As a fan of long static shots I might not have had as big trouble as some others seems to have had. But the beauty of the imagery was minimal. And the lesbian love scene in contrast less grey felt not only dead but entirely inhuman and distant.

The 30 minute opening act was though it's many attempt of humor more or less dull. Her inner dialog struck me as somewhat silly rather than funny, interesting and deep. My interest grew during the second act, which is more dialog driven than the first and the last.

If anything this is a revolt against form. And I can in some sense appreciate it for this. Anything new or different will obviously create some interest and start some sparks. But Akerman did not manage to bring me in with this one.

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