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Betty Blue (1986) More at IMDbPro »37°2 le matin (original title)

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Philippe Djian (novel)
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Release Date:
7 November 1986 (USA) See more »
Zorg is a handyman working in France, maintaining and looking after the bungalows. He lives a quiet and peaceful life... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 5 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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A visual treat and an epic tale not to be missed See more (78 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Zorg

Béatrice Dalle ... Betty (as Beatrice Dalle)

Gérard Darmon ... Eddy (as Gerard Darmon)
Consuelo De Haviland ... Lisa
Clémentine Célarié ... Annie (as as Clementine Celarié)

Jacques Mathou ... Bob

Vincent Lindon ... Richard le jeune policier
Jean-Pierre Bisson ... Le commissaire (complete version)

Dominique Pinon ... 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
Nathalie Dalyan ... Maria (as Nataly Dalian)
Nicolas Jalowyj ... Le petit Nicolas
André Julien ... Le vieux Georges (as Andre Julien)
Daniel Millot
Marthe Moudiki-Moreau
Robyn Bernard ... Deuxième locataire (as Bernard Robin)
Claude Confortès ... Propriétaire des bungalows (as Claude Confortes)

Philippe Laudenbach ... L'éditeur, Le gynéco
Leonie Berthuit ... La morte
Frédéric Caratini ... Archie (as Frederic Caratini)
Raymond Julien ... Le vieux type décès
Jacky Galibert ... L'infirmier musclé
Fabien Béhar ... (complete version)
Simon de La Brosse ... (complete version)
Franck-Olivier Bonnet ... (complete version)
Eugène Berthier ... (complete version)
Christine Datnowsky ... (complete version)
Claude Duneton ... (complete version) (as Claude Dureton)
Jessica Forde ... (complete version)
Rabah Loucif ... (complete version)
Bernadette Palas ... (complete version)
Laurence Renn ... (complete version)
Stéphane Verbiest ... (complete version)

Directed by
Jean-Jacques Beineix 
Writing credits
Philippe Djian (novel)

Jean-Jacques Beineix (written by)

Produced by
Claudie Ossard .... associate producer
Jean-Jacques Beineix .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Gabriel Yared (original music)
Cinematography by
Jean-François Robin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Marie-Aimée Debril (extended version)
Monique Prim 
Pablo Ferro (uncredited)
Casting by
Dominique Besnehard 
Production Design by
Carlos Conti 
Set Decoration by
Jacques Leguillon 
Costume Design by
Elisabeth Tavernier 
Makeup Department
Judith Gayo .... hair designer
Judith Gayo .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Jérôme Chalou .... production manager (complete version)
Volker Lemke .... production manager
Serge Paolotti .... trainee unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martine Bernath .... trainee assistant director
Jean-François Chaintron .... first assistant director
Laurent Duquesnoy .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jean-Jacques Aissa .... carpenter (as Jacques Aissa)
Jean-Jacques Aissa .... painter (as Jacques Aissa)
Antoine Berthet .... carpenter
Antoine Berthet .... painter
Guy Chouard .... carpenter
Guy Chouard .... painter
Renaud Colas .... property master
Régis Des Plas .... first assistant decorator
Kim Doan .... construction coordinator
Milan Filip .... carpenter
Milan Filip .... painter
Antônio Grassi .... carpenter
Antônio Grassi .... painter
Jean-François Leuret .... carpenter
Jean-François Leuret .... painter
Christophe Lomax .... carpenter
Christophe Lomax .... painter
Daniel Mauvignier .... chief painter
Louis Morand .... carpenter
Louis Morand .... painter
Yves Moreno .... carpenter
Yves Moreno .... painter
Denis Moutereau .... carpenter
Denis Moutereau .... painter
Jacques Quinternet .... set dresser
Sound Department
Anne-Marie Aulnay .... post-synchronisation assistant
Michel Barlier .... post-synchronisation sound engineer
Pierre Befve .... sound
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist
Julien Cloquet .... sound engineer
Martine Cuisinier .... assistant sound editor
Christine Dewavrin .... sound editor
Jean Duguet .... foley engineer
Patrick Egreteau .... foley assistant
Pierre Excoffier .... sound assistant (as Pierre Excoffier)
Dominique Hennequin .... sound
Jean-Louis Lebras .... post-synchronisation boom operator
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... foley artist
Mariette Lévy-Novion .... sound editor (as Mariette Levy-Novion)
Mario Melchiorri .... foley assistant
Claude Plouganou .... post-synchronisation engineer
Special Effects by
Christian Bourqui .... rain
Jean-François Cousson .... rain
Philippe Ferrer .... special effects: fire
Pierre Foury .... special effects: fire
Chantal Adment .... car stunt
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunts
Yves Gabrielli .... car stunt
Alain Guerillot .... car stunt
Philippe Vittoriani .... fall stunt
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean Atanassian .... gaffer
Michel Atanassian .... electrician
Guy Canu .... key grip
Ariane Damain .... first assistant camera
Bruno Delbonnel .... second assistant camera (as Bruno Delbonnel)
Bernard Estève .... electrician
Dominique Fourny .... grip
Patrick Gasché .... electrician (as Patrick Gashe)
Marianne Rosenstiehl .... set photographer
Casting Department
Hervé Austen .... casting assistant
Huguette Mathieu .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlotte David .... costumer
Editorial Department
Dimitra Arapoglou .... editor trainee
Sophie Bastien-Groult .... editor trainee (as Sophie Bastien Groult)
Catherine-Alice Deiller .... first assistant editor (as Catherine Alice Deiller)
Alain Minot .... assistant editor: second unit
Yves Deschamps .... editor: second unit (uncredited)
Music Department
Patrick Bourgoin .... musician: saxophones
Bruno Creange .... music producer
Nicolas Jalowyj .... musician: piano solo
Etienne Mialet .... musician: saxophones
Jean-Jacques Milteau .... musician: harmonica
Slim Pezin .... musician: guitars
Georges Rodi .... music supervisor
Gilbert Roussel .... musician: Accordéon
Patrice Tison .... musician: guitars
Gabriel Yared .... conductor
Gabriel Yared .... musician: Claviers
Other crew
Lise Bèraha .... trainee manager
Thierry Canu .... crane machinist
Jean-Pierre Chamayou .... outdoor manager
Denis Courtot .... trainee manager
Francis Gal .... trainee manager
Henri Gilles .... production administrator
Jonathan Gontar .... screenplay translator
Catherine Hommet .... production secretary
Sylvie Koechlin .... script girl
Gabrielle Mairesse .... unit publicist
Gérard Marcireau .... outdoor manager
Catherine Mazières .... general manager
Romain Pache .... trainee manager
Catherine Pierrat .... assistant manager
Christian Thurot .... groupman
Julia Wagner .... financial consultant
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"37°2 le matin" - France (original title)
"37.2 Degrees in the Morning" - International (English title) (literal title)
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120 min | 185 min (director's cut) | Taiwan:185 min (director veresion)
Color (Fujicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R18+ | Belgium:KNT (original rating) | Canada:R (director's cut) (Ontario) | Canada:R (theatrical cut) (Ontario) | Chile:14 (DVD rating) | Finland:K-16 | France:12 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2005) | Iceland:16 | Japan:R15+ (edited version) (2013) | Japan:R18+ (re-rating) (2012) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:16 | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/16 | South Korea:18 (cut) (1988) (director's cut) (uncut) (2000) | Sweden:15 | Taiwan:R-18 (2016) | UK:18 | USA:Unrated (director's cut) | West Germany:18 (original rating)
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Did You Know?

Cameo: [Frédéric Andréi]When in Paris, Betty briefly goes to the rail tracks and Jules, the postman played by Frédéric Andréi in Diva, also directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix, can be seen walking past her.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Green Inferno (2013)See more »
Maudits ManègesSee more »


What are the differences between the Theatrical Version and the Director's Cut?
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63 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
A visual treat and an epic tale not to be missed, 16 February 2000
Author: Gerard Newham ( from Sydney, Australia

The Betty of the title is like a shooting star; she runs hot and bright, but she's burning up. _Betty Blue_ chronicles a torrid affair between a waitress and a handyman, initially in a broken down seaside resort. Betty is both passionate and unstable, almost childlike, and initially it is outsiders who bear the brunt of her anger - the piggish owner of the seaside bungalows, for example, or the playboy publisher who rejects Zorg's novel.

However, as Betty becomes more unstable and begins her descent into insanity, this rage is increasingly turned inward into self-punishing and self-mutilating actions. The same intensity that drives her sexuality and her love for Zorg is, ultimately, her downfall.

Over the course of the movie, which is quite long (I saw the 178 minute director's cut), Zorg goes to increasingly frantic lengths both to please Betty and to protect her from herself. In this regard, certainly, Betty and Zorg are almost identical, both going to extremes, in their own ways, to defend their relationship from outside interference.

As well as providing a narrative that may be read and interpreted on several levels, _Betty Blue_ is an exceptionally beautiful film in terms of cinematography and mise en scene. Colour is used to breathtaking effect - the blue floors of the piano shop, the yellow car, the yellow lighting which makes it seem as though, regardless of time, it's always afternoon twilight. Landscapes, city scenes, interiors are all set up and filmed beautifully.

A tale of love, sex and obsession not to be missed.

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