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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 »
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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 96 wins & 78 nominations See more »
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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
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 mixer
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
 
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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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (5.1 surround) | Dolby Digital
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Trivia:
Léa Seydoux was cast for the role of Emma, ten months before principal photography began. Abdellatif Kechiche felt that Seydoux "shared her character's beauty, voice, intelligence and freedom" and that she has "something of an Arabic soul".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:
Emma:It's nice here.
Adèle:[nods]
Emma:A little too nice?
Adèle:I guess so.
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Soundtrack:
So Far S'GoodSee more »

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75 out of 110 people found the following review useful.
The life of Adele, 3 November 2013
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

This year's Palm d'Or winner is a coming of age story about a teenage girl, Adele (the literal title in French is The Life of Adele), who discovers her homosexuality and begins a relationship with Emma, a college student. For a while, I was thinking this was a good but fairly unremarkable entry into the queer cinema canon, but, over the film's three hours, well, you see why the long running time was necessary. It is just a very detailed picture of a life. It feels more real than most films - it feels like more time has past and that we've just felt Adele's growth. Frankly, I didn't feel the length of it at all - I wanted it to be longer. It really helps that the actresses are so perfect. Adele Exarchopoulos is simply fantastic - this is the performance of the year, really. Her face is so expressive. The film takes place over several years, and you really do see her grow from a child to an adult. Lea Seydoux plays Emma. Her role is less demanding, but she's still great in it. Now, the biggest story of this film has probably been the graphic sex scenes. My opinion on them: I actually do think they're a bit too graphic, gratuitous and almost pornographic. I try to justify them artistically in my mind, and I'm afraid I can't. There's a plot point near the end where you kind of have to know that the girls' sex life was fantastic, but I'm not sure we had to see it in anywhere near as much detail as we did. They're without a doubt awkward to sit through, but they don't ruin the film either.

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