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Jules and Jim (1962)

Jules et Jim (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 23 January 1962 (France)
Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Catherine
... Jules (as Oscar Werner)
... Jim
Vanna Urbino ... Gilberte
Serge Rezvani ... Albert (as Bassiak)
Anny Nelsen ... Lucie
Sabine Haudepin ... Sabine, la petite
... Thérèse
... Récitant / Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

In pre-WWI Paris, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French), fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. But Catherine loves and marries Jules. When they meet again in Germany after the war, Catherine starts to love Jim - This is the story of three people in love, a love that doesn't affect their friendship, and about how their relationship evolves with the years. Written by Yepok

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A Hymn to Life and Love

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Drama | Romance

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23 January 1962 (France)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At first release the movie was rated X. See more »

Goofs

When Jules, Jim, and Albert are sitting on the grass sharing stories about the war, the order of the three characters repeatedly changes between shots. Note that this is actually a goof on the Criterion Region 1 disc, and the Tartan Region 2 DVD, in which the film is reversed left/right. It does not occur in other DVD releases of this film, including the Fox/Lorber Region 1 release. See more »

Quotes

Jules: The most important factor in any relationship is the woman's fidelity. The husband's is secondary. Who was it who wrote, "Woman is natural, therefore abominable?"
Jim: Baudelaire, but he was describing a certain world.
Jules: Not at all. He spoke of women in general. What he says about a young girl is magnificent: "Horror, monster, assassin of the arts, little fool, little slut. The greatest idiocy combined with the greatest depravity." Wait. I'm not finished. This is marvelous: "I'm always astonished they...
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Connections

Referenced in Jude (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Tourbillon
Written by Serge Rezvani
Performed by Jeanne Moreau
Played at the guitar by Serge Rezvani
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Another Drama Queen Bites the Dust...
4 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

Despite the radiant beauty of its hopelessly misguided leading lady and solid performances by the entire cast I'm truly stumped as to why this film gained such popularity and a cult following. The story was, in my opinion, boring and overly long. The characters, other than the tortured husband, were a bunch of worthless nitwits, who lacked any dimension or depth of feeling. Why is it that instead of finding the ending tragic I simply felt that a couple of people, who caused a great deal of pain to others, wasted their lives and my time were put out of everyone's misery? What a dismal disappointment this film, which I had looked forward to seeing, turned out to be...


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