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Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013) More at IMDbPro »La vie d'Adèle (original title)

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Blue Is the Warmest Color --  The story of a young lesbian couple's beginning, middle and possible end.
Blue Is the Warmest Color -- Adèle Exarchopoulos is a young woman whose longings and ecstasies and losses are charted across a span of several years. Léa Seydoux is the older woman who excites her desire and becomes the love of her life.

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Writers:
Abdellatif Kechiche (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) &
Ghalia Lacroix (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) ...
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Release Date:
9 October 2013 (Belgium) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 76 wins & 59 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An extraordinary Love story, applicable to all of us !! See more (186 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Abdellatif Kechiche 
 
Writing credits
Abdellatif Kechiche (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) &
Ghalia Lacroix (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)

Julie Maroh (adapted from: the comic book "Le Bleu est une couleur chaude" by)

Produced by
Brahim Chioua .... producer
Laurence Clerc .... co-producer
François Guerrar .... associate producer (as François Hassan Guerrar)
Abdellatif Kechiche .... producer
Vincent Maraval .... producer
Olivier Théry-Lapiney .... line producer
 
Cinematography by
Sofian El Fani 
 
Film Editing by
Sophie Brunet 
Ghalia Lacroix 
Albertine Lastera 
Jean-Marie Lengelle 
Camille Toubkis 
 
Casting by
Sophie Blanvillain 
Bahijja El Amrani 
 
Set Decoration by
Coline Débée (assistant set decorator)
Julia Lemaire 
 
Costume Design by
Paloma Garcia Martens 
 
Makeup Department
Pierre Olivier Persin .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Diana Angulo .... post-production manager
Diana Angulo .... production manager
Benoît Pilot .... production manager
Antoine Rabaté .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bahijja El Amrani .... second assistant director
Monya Galbi .... first assistant director
Roxane Guiga .... trainee assistant director
Auriane Lacince .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Niels Barletta .... sound mastering engineer
Mélanie Blouin .... additional sound editor
Romain Cadilhac .... boom operator
Milène Chave .... boom operator
Jérôme Chenevoy .... sound recordist
Raphaël Devillers .... sound mix technician
François Fripiat .... dialogue editor
Marie Giustinati .... assistant post-synchronisation editor
Renaud Guillaumin .... sound editor
Jean-Paul Hurier .... sound re-recording mixer
Denis Martin .... sound
Johann Nallet .... sound re-recording mixer assistant
Fabien Pochet .... supervising sound editor
Xavier Remy .... boom operator
Caroline Reynaud .... sound editor
Caroline Reynaud .... sound re-recording mixer assistant
Clément Trahard .... boom operator
Elias Vervecken .... foley artist
Roland Voglaire .... supervising dialogue editor
Marie-Jeanne Wyckmans .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Cyrille Bonjean .... co-vfx supervisor
Gael Durant .... visual effects production manager
Thibaut Granier .... visual effects
Morgan Hardy .... digital compositor
Laurent Launes .... visual effects artist
Marie Maulet .... digital compositor
Guillaume Pondard .... digital effects
Loïc Poës .... visual effects coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cecile Ancelin .... assistant camera
Catherine Briault .... additional camera operator
Bertrand Etienne .... digital imaging technician
Sébastien Goepfert .... camera operator
Serge Hannecart .... camera operator
Frida Marzouk .... lighting technician
Sylvain Phan .... second assistant camera
Nicolaos Zafiriou .... additional camera operator
 
Casting Department
Judith Chalier .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sylvie Letellier .... costumer
Dorothée Lissac .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Elie Akoka .... colorist
Adélaïde Basson .... post-production assistant
Perrine Bekaert .... additional editor
Marc Boucrot .... colorist
Pauline Casalis .... additional editor
Alissa Doubrovitskaïa .... post-production assistant
Vanessa Eid Akoka .... post-production coordinator
Marcela Figueroa .... assistant editor
Kévin Laperrière .... assistant editor
Marie Silvi .... additional editor
Cyrielle Thélot .... additional editor
Elie Tisné .... colorist assistant
Sarah Zaanoun .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jean-Paul Hurier .... composer: additional music
Elise Luguern .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Kader Bouallaga .... location assistant
Jonathan Degras .... assistant location manager
Julie Grumbach .... assistant director preparation
François Guerrar .... publicist: France
Nicolas Honorez .... production manager assistant
Gaëtan Hugnet .... post-production assistant
Neufkens Martin .... production accountant
Ronaldo Mourao .... publicist: international
Vanessa Ragueneau .... production secretary
Phil Symes .... publicist: international
 
Thanks
Etienne Grandou .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La vie d'Adèle" - France (original title)
"Adèle's Life" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
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MPAA:
Rated NC-17 for explicit sexual content
Runtime:
179 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (5.1 surround) | Dolby Digital
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Adèle Exarchopoulos said that she was cast as the part of Adèle because of the way she ate.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Emma:What's your name?
Adèle:Adèle.
Emma:Pretty name, Adèle.
Emma:Adèle means something in Arabic. I think it means mmmm...
[thinking]
Emma:Sun.
Emma:[Adèle nodding] Hope.
Emma:[Adèle nodding] Love.
Adèle:[laughing] It means justice.
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Movie Connections:
References Cars (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
So Far S'GoodSee more »

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61 out of 84 people found the following review useful.
An extraordinary Love story, applicable to all of us !!, 8 November 2013
Author: kriddirk from Madrid/Spain, Europe

I waited some days to review this title after seeing this film. This movie triggered me thinking about love and life and I waited to give it my neutral review. I am watching movies since the latest 30 years and I have to say ; This movie is special !! After 30 years of seeing all kind of movies I have narrowed my scope of movies to see. They have to be special, show me something different, give me ideas to think about or to evaluate in my own life. So, movies like World war Z is not directly my style. This movie although is one of the best love stories I have seen. No unnecessary emotional or cuteness parts, each part of the story is real and genius. It is the soft moments of a love story, the hard moments bringing to the screen. The movie is made in away you are in the skin of Adele and Emma ( can't remember the actress names ). They take you with them in their love story, their feelings. That is also the reason that the 3 hours of the movie is not too long at all. I was surprised it took 3 hours when the film ended. The movie handles the passion between them, a passion that many of us forget over the years in a relation. That passion is also expressed in about 3 sex scenes, 3 scenes which are quiet honest and direct. Some people will find these scenes too long ( one of them could take 10 minutes ), but I find it necessary to establish your follow up of the passion they have between each other, so that when things goes worse you also are one with the situation.

This movie, natural, honest about love, life and sexuality could be attended by children of 12 and more, if they are explained things of life ( they also can see all kind of war movies … ). Many will say "Oh, lesbian movie, what the hell you are". This is a movie for all of us, independent of your orientation being gay, hetero, bisexual, … It is a Love story.

Each feeling, being angry / disappointment / sad / etc …, can be seen on the faces of Adele and Emma and by this I have to say that these actresses are just superb, in fact I don't know another word to say extraordinary acting. It has certainly been very difficult for them to make this film. The director : Bravo to him.

There are some scenes which are just fantastic : The first meeting between them, the encounter between them in the lesbian bar in which Adele is in a strange world as adolescent. The tree scene, where they actually get in love both of them. The level of a good love story with all it's feelings and situations has been raised to a higher one. Who can ever do this better.

And the last remark. The film treats the love story, it's personal problems, the passion, but does not handle the problems which can have their family or friends, not in detail.

And now, go and watch it !

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Best romance film of 2013: this or Her (or another)? jimmyr5595
Adele - The most insipid vapid character ever lsm83
The sex scenes ruined the realism of the movie. bebesushii
We Deserved A Better Ending Blf1523
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Am i the only one who jacked off in the big sex scene? paomiazoh
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