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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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Abdellatif Kechiche (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) &
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Release Date:
9 October 2013 (Belgium) See more »
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 »
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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
Frédéric Balmer .... special makeup effects artist
Jessica Oberli .... special makeup effects artist
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
Nora Thomas .... assistant production manager: Scope Pictures
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frédéric Alexandre .... assistant director
Bahijja El Amrani .... second assistant director
Monya Galbi .... first assistant director
Roxane Guiga .... trainee assistant director
Auriane Lacince .... first assistant director
Nicolas Turek .... 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
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
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
Anne-Marie Billon .... production administrator
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
Ronaldo Mourao .... publicist: international
Martin Neufkens .... production accountant (as Neufkens Martin)
Vanessa Ragueneau .... production secretary
Phil Symes .... publicist: international
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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Rated NC-17 for explicit sexual content
179 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (5.1 surround) | Dolby Digital
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

A lot of the footage has Adèle Exarchopoulos' character being called Adele and a lot of the actors end up using her name for the scenes because of the natural acting that the director preferred. Abdellatif Kechiche then proposed to Adèle Exarchopoulos that the character be named after her.See more »
Continuity: After the Gay Pride Parade, Emma is holding a rainbow flag in her left hand. In the next shot she moves her left hand up to Adele's face and the flag is gone.See more »
Emma:Enjoying philosophy?
Adèle:[laughs] I love it. It's incredibly enriching. Very interesting. Very deep. Orgasm precedes essence.
Emma:Your grade better be good.
Adèle:Give me a grade.
Adèle:Fourteen? Just fourteen?
Emma:[laughs] You still need some practice.
Adèle:I'll give it all I've got.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2014) (TV)See more »
So Far S'GoodSee more »


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66 out of 98 people found the following review useful.
Stunning, 12 November 2013
Author: dave-2340 from United Kingdom

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 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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so emma was a pedophile? killthetheif
Both of them were so hot shaye22
Adele - The most insipid vapid character ever lsm83
The sex scenes ruined the realism of the movie. bebesushii
Adele and Lea's relationship champopoy
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