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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 80 wins & 64 nominations See more »
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User Reviews:
One of the best films I have ever seen. Go immediately. See more (201 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
Frédéric Balmer .... 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
 
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
 
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
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:
179 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (5.1 surround) | Dolby Digital
Filming Locations:

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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: 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 »
Quotes:
Adèle:I miss you. I miss not touching each other. Not seeing each other, not breathing in each other. I want you. All the time. No one else.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2014) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
A Que BuenoSee more »

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136 out of 179 people found the following review useful.
One of the best films I have ever seen. Go immediately., 10 November 2013
Author: smdilke from London

I saw this film as a preview, at 11am on a Sunday morning, whilst nursing a horrible cold and it was the best decision I have made in a long time.

The film offers several basic and well used premises: the Eliza Doolittle/Henry Higgins: why won't you let me educate you thing, a dichotomy between big city and small city ideas and ideals and the well trotted out first love idea. However, the way this film is presented is entirely original. Kechiche sets it in Lille, a town in Northern France, full of provincial living and entirely captures how it is in general in this town - when the characters walk around you feel that he understands what he is talking about.

The film is about desire, desire to eat, desire to sleep with someone, desire to dance and it is portrayed within a first relationship between two women. The two women are fantastic and the plot has amusing little french jokes interspersed between the very emotionally demanding relationship that has you gasping at points. However the story is largely about one of them, Adele - and you feel over the three hours, that you get to know her, what she is about, what she finds attractive, what she wants (or what she thinks she wants). The actress playing her has a wonderfully expressive face and she needs it for the amount that happens. When she cries, when she eats, when she sleeps you believe her.

Much has been said about the sex scenes, which are very graphic, however these are entirely relevant to the plot and the furore seems to be about the actors criticising the director for pushing them too far, however, without this pushing this film wouldn't be nearly as good.

When it finished, and I realised that it had been three hours I couldn't believe it.

It was a revelation.

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