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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 -- 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 »
Genre:
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 79 wins & 64 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An Honest and Emotionally Devastating Film about Life, Love and Sexuality See more (196 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
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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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (5.1 surround) | Dolby Digital
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Belgian author Saskia De Coster and her partner have a cameo as one of the couples kissing during the Gay Pride scene.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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: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 »
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Soundtrack:
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268 out of 313 people found the following review useful.
An Honest and Emotionally Devastating Film about Life, Love and Sexuality, 24 September 2013
Author: Grey Gardens from United States

I just want to start off by saying this is an amazing film about young love that is actually honest with its audience. There are countless of films about people falling in love, but when you see "Blue is the Warmest Colour". You realize just how rare films are that make a sincere attempt to catch what it really is like to fall for someone, without sentimentality, forced cuteness or cheap emotional manipulation. This is the rare love story that has real emotional truth about it. The fact that it is about two women who fall for each other is almost secondary to the way the film catches the universality of what it is like to fall in love and maintain the relationship. "Blue is the Warmest Colour is a naturalistic and touching film, whether you're gay, straight, bisexual, or whatever orientation. This is a film that can give you relationship advice and life guidance no matter what your orientation may be. It isn't an indulgent film bringing only a unique gay relationship to light and nothing more, and it isn't an ode to "coming out" and stockpiled clichés of "being different." It shows how an interaction with a person can have a truly provocative impact on you as a person.

The struggles between the two lovers is depicted in breathtaking detail. The director masterfully captures all of the turmoil and hardship going on between Adele's and Emma's relationship. The movie's long running time does not effect the film at all because you are so immersed into their characters. The sexual realization of Adele is perfectly shown in the movie. She is confused and doesn't know what she wants, it is a typical teenage problem. This movie is ultimately about Adele and her struggles to find her true self. The transformation that she experiences is utterly engrossing to watch. The film's nearly three hour running time is devoted to showing the growth of her character and it is absolutely amazing to watch it unfold right in front of your eyes.The intimate scene's between Adele and Emma are nothing short of miraculous in their depth and their honesty. The conversations are heartfelt, and the pain is evident and shared. It's realism of the world we live in is honest and raw.

The movie owes so much of it's emotional power to its two fantastic actresses. They really bring it their all in this. I've never had doubts of these two performances, the characters felt like real people and you felt so much for their relationship. Their emotional hardships feel completely real. The character's flaws and insecurities feel so authentic because you actually believe them as real human beings. We never lose sight of their chemistry and devotion to one another, even in the most difficult of times. The two of them are like fireworks, waiting to explode out. I cannot recommend this film enough to those of you out there who are interested in seeing this. This is one of the wisest and least condescending films I've seen this year. I congratulate the director, Abdellatif Kechiche and the two actresses, Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux for an emotional and spiritual journey that had me compelled to the screen for 179 glorious minutes.

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