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...
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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
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A kind, loving handyman and aspiring writer falls for a beautiful manic depressive and -- despite his gargantuan efforts -- can't help the love of his life exist in his world.
Zorg, a shy, happy-go-lucky handyman and aspiring writer (Jean-Hughes Anglade) falls in love with Betty, a beautiful, free-spirited young woman (Beatrice Dalle). Betty has trouble with authority and tends to get reckless and sometimes violent when provoked. Zorg finds her manic behavior and cavalier demeanor refreshing as she brings him out of his shell. After Zorg's slum lord boss voices too many demands Betty tosses everything out of the house and then torches it. Even this exhibition of arson doesn't phase Zorg as they take off to seek a better life. As the story progresses, Zorg falls deeper in love with Betty and dismisses her increasingly bizarre behavior as quirky. Eventually, an event sets off a time bomb in Betty, and any doubts about her insanity are laid to rest.
37.2 le matin (Betty Blue) is simultaneously an entertaining "slice-of-life" romp, and a sad tragedy. This visually enticing film is perhaps the finest from Jean-Jacques Beineix.
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