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Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
"La vie d'Adèle" (original title)

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Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.

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Salim Kechiouche ...
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Mère Adèle
Benjamin Siksou ...
Mona Walravens ...
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Béatrice
Jérémie Laheurte ...
Thomas
Anne Loiret ...
Mère Emma
Benoît Pilot ...
Beau Père Emma
Sandor Funtek ...
Valentin
Fanny Maurin ...
Amélie
Maelys Cabezon ...
Laetitia
Samir Bella ...
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Storyline

Adèle is a high school student who is beginning to explore herself as a woman. She dates men but finds no satisfaction with them sexually, and is rejected by a female friend who she does desire. She dreams of something more. She meets Emma who is a free spirited girl whom Adèle's friends reject due to her sexuality, and by association most begin to reject Adèle. Her relationship with Emma grows into more than just friends as she is the only person with whom she can express herself openly. Together, Adèle and Emma explore social acceptance, sexuality, and the emotional spectrum of their maturing relationship. Written by ~mEp (mep1)

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Release Date:

9 October 2013 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Blue Is the Warmest Color  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$100,316 (USA) (25 October 2013)

Gross:

$2,199,675 (USA) (7 March 2014)
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The main characters refer to and discuss the writings of Sartre; particularly "Dirty Hands" and Existentialism is a Humanism". See more »

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When Adele first meets Emma's parent's, Emma lights up a cigarette and begins to smoke. In the next shot of Emma, seconds after, the cigarette is almost smoked down to the filter. See more »

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Adèle: You don't love me anymore?
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References Buena Vista Social Club (1999) See more »

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On lâche rien
Written by Kaddour Haddadi, M.H. Ziouche, Jeoffrey Arnone, L.H. Chambat, Eric Janson, M. Paris, Sebastien Wacheux
Performed by HK & Les Saltimbanks
Courtesy of Universal Music Publishing / Blue Line
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Stunning
12 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a very tender , passionate tale of young love that I found fascinating . The three hours will simply fly by as you follow the life of Adele who falls in love with an arty student . The lead actress is stunning in both looks and believability , and you are swept along with her on her journey . This is acting on the edge...powerful and dramatic...worthy of many awards . The story rattles along at pace , and hardly has time to fully explore all the issues that are on show . Adeles family and friends for example simply disappear after a while , which was odd , as they were an important part of the anti-lesbian feeling present early on in the film . Nonetheless , its almost impossible to find fault . I didn't shed a tear at any stage (but came close a few times ) . The now infamous sex scenes were in my opinion incredibly moving and central to the plot (however they were rather long...men will be used more to a "Wham Bam 30 seconds approach " ! ) You should all go to see this ...male and female alike...though perhaps don't take your Mother !


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