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Betty Blue (1986)

37°2 le matin (original title)
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:
Consuelo De Haviland ...
Clémentine Célarié ...
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 <seaman@sbbs.se>

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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)


$2,003,822 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Early days of Netflix this was their number one requested foreign language film disc. 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 Singles (1992) See more »


Le Petit Nicolas
Based on "Fantasy in F minor (Piano Sonata for Four Hands), Op. 103 D 940"
Written by Franz Schubert, Adapted by Gabriel Yared
Piano by Nicolas Jalowyj
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The tragedy life of a Borderline Personality
31 October 2004 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Its a great movie that shown the tragic life of a female that suffer from a borderline disorder. The sensitivity, she suffering and the way to love are the mean key for the tragedy in the life of the borderline. The movie focus into the life of a couple giving a huge brand of sense to the special way to love and to feel life trough Betty, a young borderline. The borderline disorder provide to the movies the best female personalities, but in real life, this rebel, intelligent, unpredictable people finish on a tragic end. Enjoy this amazing movie.

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