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Charlotte and Her Boyfriend (1960)

Charlotte et son Jules (original title)
A jilted man (Jean-Paul Belmondo) rants at his mostly silent former lover (Anne Collette).


Jean-Luc Godard


Jean-Luc Godard (text)




Complete credited cast:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Jules
Anne Collette ... Charlotte (as Anne Colette)


After dating for three months, Charlotte breaks up with her boyfriend Jules, a writer, for another man, a filmmaker who Jules believes is only a means to further her acting career. One week later, Charlotte returns to Jules' apartment. Jules embarks on a diatribe about their relationship, past and present. Jules admits that he still loves her, and that her return proves that she still loves him, but it is questionable on his part how easily he will take her back. If Jules does end up letting Charlotte get a word in edgewise, he may discover the answers to their relationship questions from Charlotte's perspective. Written by Huggo

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Short | Drama

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Jean-Paul Belmondo had to go and do military service before he could record the soundtrack so his character's voice is that of the director, Jean-Luc Godard. See more »


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2 Shorts by Godard
29 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Charlotte et son Jules (1960)

*** (out of 4)

Short film from Jean-Luc Godard about a man who is visited by his ex-lover. While he tries to belittle her, she just sits there quietly mocking him. I've only seen two other films from Godard but you can certainly tell that this early film is his. Several of his "techniques" that would show up in Breathless are here. The dialogue is sharp, fast and funny making for a pretty neat little film with a terrific ending.

Une histoire d'eau (1961)

** (out of 4)

Short film by Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut. A woman travels through a flooded France when she meets a man who begins to tease her. The entire running time is basically just talk, talk and more talk and none of it is very interesting. My movie books and the IMDb credits Godard as co-director but he's not listed in the credits and nothing in the film looks like his style.

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3 March 1961 (France) See more »

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