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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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Additional Details

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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OK. It was certainly interesting., 2 March 2013
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

Having been interested in avant-garde cinema for about 50 years, I could see myself with my friends back in college, parsing something like this. This was the time of an eight hour film of a man sleeping. Every hour or so he would turn over or readjust his pillow. I suppose this lays a foundation for a filmmaker to eventually break from this into something with some sense. This film about a girl who spends a week eating powdered sugar, painting her apartment, and moving her mattress around probably does something for someone. She also poses in the nude, inviting voyeurism, which, I suppose we can only guess at. The other two thirds of the film, a meeting with a blue collar worker to watch a gangster movie, and a lesbian love scene, hang on for what seems like hours. Anyway, I haven't anything to contribute other than the final love scene reminded me of a film about insects, where a wasp struggles with an insect of equal size, grasps him and stings him until he is dead. There is endless convulsing, short moments of relaxation and exhaustion, and, finally, the coup de grace.

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