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Betty Blue (1986)

37°2 le matin (original title)
Zorg is a handyman working in France, maintaining and looking after the bungalows. He lives a quiet and peaceful life, working diligently and writing in his spare time. One day, Betty walks... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Betty (as Beatrice Dalle)
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Eddy (as Gerard Darmon)
Consuelo De Haviland ...
Clémentine Célarié ...
Annie (as as Clementine Celarié)
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Bob
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Richard le jeune policier
Jean-Pierre Bisson ...
Le commissaire (complete version)
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Le dealer / Dope dealer (complete version)
Bernard Hug ...
(complete version)
Catherine D'At
Claude Aufaure ...
Le médecin
Louis Bellanti ...
Mario
Dominique Besnehard ...
Client pizzeria
Raoul Billerey ...
Le vieux policier
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Storyline

Zorg is a handyman working in France, maintaining and looking after the bungalows. He lives a quiet and peaceful life, working diligently and writing in his spare time. One day, Betty walks into his life, a young woman who is as beautiful as she is wild and unpredictable. After a dispute with Zorg's boss, they leave and Betty manages to get a job at a restaurant. She persuades Zorg to try to get one of his books published, but it is rejected, which makes Betty fly into a rage. Suddenly, Betty's wild manners start to get out of control. Zorg sees the woman he loves slowly going insane. Can his love prevail even if it comes to the worst? Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

7 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Betty Blue  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,438 (USA) (12 June 2009)

Gross:

$2,003,822 (USA)
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Technical Specs

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| (director's cut) | (director veresion)

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(Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film is included on the film critic Roger Ebert's "Most Hated" list. See more »

Goofs

After 30 minutes Betty throws Zorg's boss from the porch. She wears only a shirt, her bottom part is clearly nude. She goes inside and starts throwing things out of the window. Then she wears a slip See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Zorg: [voice-over] I had known Betty for a week. We screwed every night. The forecast was for storms.
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Connections

Referenced in Silent Hill 2 (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Bungalow Zen
Written and Performed by Le Grand Orchestre De Gabriel Yared
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Fantastic



As well as being one of the all-time erotic classics (and I mean "erotic" rather than "pornographic") this is simply a fantastic drama, poignant and harrowing, funny and sad. Beautifully shot with amazing colours, quirky characterization, excellent acting and imaginative direction this movie is a delight for all of its 185 minutes (the director's cut is the one to go for). But when is this coming out on DVD? Will the US film company's have enough imagination to bring it out? We can, like Zorg at the end of this movie, only live in hope.


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