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Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
"La vie d'Adèle - Chapitres 1 et 2" (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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Salim Kechiouche ...
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Père Adèle
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Mère Adèle
Benjamin Siksou ...
Antoine
Mona Walravens ...
Lise
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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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Drama | Romance

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Rated NC-17 for explicit sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 October 2013 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Adele: Chapters 1 & 2  »

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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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Trivia

The first film adaption of a graphic novel to win the Palm D'Or. See more »

Goofs

In the movie, Adele notes that her name means "justice" in Arabic. However, Adele does not have Arabic origins, but rather Germanic origins. There is an Arabic name "Adel", which does mean justice (and does not have a female equivalent) which may have led to the confusion. See more »

Quotes

Adèle: You're talking crap in front of everyone! I'm not a lesbian!
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References RoboCop (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Halcyon Daze
Written by Jonathan Dix and Beck Goldsmith
Performed by Jonathan Dix and Beck Goldsmith
Published by ZFC Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of EMI Production Music / FirstCom Music
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A movie you can't forget
5 November 2013 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Cinematic orgasm. Cinematic. Orgasm. Put the words together and separately, it does not matter actually. I was watching the film with a sense of bitten apricot in my mouth, so from time to time I kept checking if indeed something was dripping from my lips . In any case, you can feel all kinds of dripping in this garden of delight and from many different angles. A deep diving into puberty, into the raw desires of youth, above the thunderous victory of human need. Adele is the personification of youth, just in time when it begins to grown. That exact moment when the juices of love are instantly aggressive and the human body seems like a fruit with the heart as a kernel. When you are in the midst of immortality, gaining the illusion of eternity, just before the fruit is eaten, shortly before the kernel sits at your neck with the bitter taste of rejection, while you greedily swallow life, which seems so inexhaustible. I left my local cinema with the feeling of a hot lump in my throat and stomach. As a teenager in love and disappointed at the same time. And from that moment I keep seeing little hearts and stars everywhere. I keep seeing Adele everywhere.


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