Betty Blue (1986)
"37°2 le matin" (original title)

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Zorg is a handyman working at 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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Darmon ...
Consuelo De Haviland ...
Clémentine Célarié ...
Jacques Mathou ...
Richard le jeune policier
Jean-Pierre Bisson ...
Le commissaire (complete version)
Le dealer / Dope dealer (complete version)
Bernard Hug ...
(complete version)
Catherine D'At
Claude Aufaure ...
Le médecin
Louis Bellanti ...
Dominique Besnehard ...
Client pizzeria
Raoul Billerey ...
Le vieux policier


Zorg is a handyman working at 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 and 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 <>

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Release Date:

7 November 1986 (USA)  »

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Betty Blue  »

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


$2,003,822 (USA)

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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


The yellow jacket worn by lead Jean-Hugues Anglade was discovered in a Parisian flea market by the film's costume designer Elisabeth Tavernier who purchased it for less than $5. See more »


When Eddy's mother is lying dead on the bed, she is clearly breathing. See more »


[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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Referenced in Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012) See more »


Prendre un enfant dans ses bras
Yves Duteil / Sté Lécritoire n°1 / publication F. Day n°1
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Very french, the nudity is handled beautifully.
8 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

37.2 Le Matin(Betty Blue) is a brilliant piece of work. Jean-Huhues Anglades' natural performance as Zorg in this easy going - take life as it comes story line makes you want to see more of him. To see someone you love violently erode away is painful and Robins' beautiful camera work with the slow tracking makes the visual experience stimulating. The slow pace of this tale of love and friendship is no cause of concern. Very french, the nudity is handled beautifully. The subtle use of the color yellow is interesting. The film makes you want to be free to live a life of impulse and simplicity. A must watch for the film aficionado.

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