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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) &
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Release Date:
9 October 2013 (Belgium) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 97 wins & 81 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Amazing See more (264 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Léa Seydoux ... Emma

Adèle Exarchopoulos ... Adèle

Salim Kechiouche ... Samir

Aurélien Recoing ... Père Adèle

Catherine Salée ... Mère Adèle
Benjamin Siksou ... Antoine
Mona Walravens ... Lise

Alma Jodorowsky ... Béatrice
Jérémie Laheurte ... Thomas
Anne Loiret ... Mère Emma

Benoît Pilot ... Beau Père Emma
Sandor Funtek ... Valentin
Fanny Maurin ... Amélie
Maelys Cabezon ... Laetitia
Samir Bella ... Samir
Tom Hurier ... Pierre
Manon Piette ... Manon
Quentin Médrinal ... Eli
Peter Assogbavi ... Peter
Wisdom Ayanou ... Wisdom
Philippe Potier ... Prof de français 'Marivaux'
Virginie Morgny ... Prof de français 'Antigone'
Stéphane Mercoyrol ... Joachim
Lucie Bibal ... Lucie

Baya Rehaz ... Meryem
Marilyne Chanaud ... Marilyne

Camille Rutherford ... Camille
Michael Skal ... Mika (as Mickael Skal)
Sandrine Paraire ... Piou-Piou
Justine Nissart ... Justine
Flavie De Murat ... Flavie
Vincent Gaeta ... Vince
Elizabeth Craig ... Elizabeth
Karim Saidi ... Kader
Aurelie Lemanceau ... Sabine
Audrey Deswarte ... Audrey
Mejdi Ben Nasr
Hichem Ben Nasr
Janine Pillot
Antoinette Sarrazin
Alain Duclos
Eric Paul
Catherine Gilleron
Leila D'Issernio (as Leila D'Isserno)
Jean-Luc D'Isserno
Selim Boukerfat
Oscar Pinelli
Léa Berkat
Nicolas Bourgasser
Camille Ayoras
Frédéric Wolsztyniak
Halima Slimani
Viktor Poisson
Utrillo
Radhouane El Meddeb
Julien Bucci
Alika Del Sol

Maud Wyler
Marc Schaegis
Olivier Verseau
Manou Poret
Klaim Nivaux
Chloé Malih
Ilyès Qada
Bouraouïa Marzouk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Judith Hoersch ... Lucie (voice)
Saskia De Coster ... Woman at Pride Parade (uncredited)

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 Thery Lapiney .... line producer (as Olivier Théry-Lapiney)
 
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
Julia Lemaire 
 
Costume Design by
Paloma Garcia Martens 
 
Makeup Department
Frédéric Balmer .... special makeup effects artist
Sylvie Ferry .... special makeup effects artist
Jessica Oberli .... special makeup effects artist
Pierre Olivier Persin .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Diana Angulo .... administrative and financial director
Diana Angulo .... post-production manager
Diana Angulo .... production manager
Benoît Pilot .... production manager
Antoine Rabaté .... post-production manager
Nora Thomas .... assistant production manager: Scope Pictures
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frédéric Alexandre .... assistant director
Bahijja El Amrani .... second assistant director
Antoine Fromental .... assistant director
Monya Galbi .... first assistant director
Roxane Guiga .... trainee assistant director
Auriane Lacince .... first assistant director
Nicolas Turek .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Coline Débée .... assistant set decorator
 
Sound Department
Niels Barletta .... sound mastering engineer
Mélanie Blouin .... additional sound editor
Romain Cadilhac .... boom operator
Milène Chave .... boom operator
Jérôme Chenevoy .... sound mixer
Raphaël Devillers .... sound mix technician
François Fripiat .... dialogue editor
Marie Giustinati .... assistant post-synchronisation editor
Renaud Guillaumin .... sound editor
Jean-Paul Hurier .... 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
Mari Riviere .... sound mix technician
Clément Trahard .... boom operator
Joey Van Impe .... dialogue editor
Elias Vervecken .... foley artist
Jean-Louis Viroux .... foley editor
Roland Voglaire .... supervising dialogue editor
Marie-Jeanne Wyckmans .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Cyrille Bonjean .... co-vfx supervisor
Gaël Durant .... visual effects production manager
Philippe Frère .... lead digital compositor
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
Xavier-Emmanuel Lesage .... assistant camera
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
Lucie Maggiar .... costumer
 
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
 
Location Management
Kader Bouallaga .... location assistant
Jonathan Degras .... assistant location manager
 
Music Department
Jean-Paul Hurier .... composer: additional music
Elise Luguern .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Anne-Marie Billon .... production administrator
Julie Grumbach .... assistant director preparation
François Guerrar .... publicist: France
Nicolas Honorez .... production manager assistant
Gaëtan Hugnet .... post-production assistant
Ronaldo Mourao .... publicist: international
Martin Neufkens .... production accountant (as Neufkens Martin)
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:
180 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (5.1 surround) | Dolby Digital
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Léa Seydoux had her hair cropped by a barber in Paris' 18th arrondissement and dyed blue, months before the shooting began. During filming, she had to re-dye her hair every day for continuity, and many times it was director, Abdellatif Kechiche, who did her color himself.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Adèle dresses up for Emma's vernissage, we see her painting her toe and finger nails red. In the next scene we see her walking to the vernissage, and when she adjusts her hair, her finger nails are not polished.See more »
Quotes:
Adèle:You're talking crap in front of everyone! I'm not a lesbian!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
So Far S'GoodSee more »

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174 out of 254 people found the following review useful.
Amazing, 4 September 2013
Author: michaelvillar from United States

I was fortunate enough to see this movie at a screening last night in Los Angeles. It was amazing, everything about it amazing! Kechiche is something special. He works on something until he gets it right, and the only time he gets it right is when he feels comfortable with what he has shot. At the Q&A afterward with Kechiche, Seydoux and Exarchopoulos, I learned that they shot some of the takes 100 times!

His methods are unconventional. Because of this you are able to experience cinema in a whole new light. The acting was so real, so moving; these actresses gave everything they had, I'm just blown away with what I viewed. My hat is off to Exarchopoulos and Seydoux as actresses. No matter how painful and difficult the process must of been to make this movie in the end I think that they would have to agree it was worth it. To know that you gave everything is something special, and something that I hope I can look back to on my career and say I felt as well. Kechiche, call me, I want to be in your next film!!

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