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Jules and Jim (1962)

Jules et Jim (original title)
Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman.

Director:

François Truffaut

Writers:

Henri-Pierre Roché (novel), François Truffaut (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeanne Moreau ... Catherine
Oskar Werner ... Jules (as Oscar Werner)
Henri Serre ... Jim
Vanna Urbino Vanna Urbino ... Gilberte
Serge Rezvani Serge Rezvani ... Albert (as Bassiak)
Anny Nelsen Anny Nelsen ... Lucie
Sabine Haudepin Sabine Haudepin ... Sabine, la petite
Marie Dubois ... Thérèse
Michel Subor ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Hymn to Life and Love

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French | German | English

Release Date:

23 January 1962 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Jules and Jim See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The painting hanging in Jules' apartment is Pablo Picasso's 1900 "Embrace". See more »

Goofs

Around the 35th minute, a train is shown. It is supposed to be just after WWI (the girl, Sabine, is very young), but the train is marked SNCF. The SNCF was founded in 1937... Many years afterwards. See more »

Quotes

Jim: I've always loved the nape of your neck. The only part of you I could look at unnoticed.
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Connections

Referenced in François Truffaut: Portraits volés (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Tourbillon
Written by Serge Rezvani
Performed by Jeanne Moreau
Played at the guitar by Serge Rezvani
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You end up loving it!
15 February 2005 | by juanveliz7See all my reviews

This is the first movie by Truffault I've ever seen, and I have to say I'm now very intrigued in his other work...

"Jules et Jim" is the story of two friends who meet a very beautiful and strange woman who turns up to be a bit unstable...

It starts with how they all meet each other and end up together... I thought the beginning was pretty fast as many things happened and you just wonder if the whole movie will be like that. Also I thought I didn't care much for any character, but of course it was too quick to judge. There is also a narrator (throughout the movie) and at first you ask yourself if its really necessary...

Still, when I decided to go grab a snack, I realized I was so hooked by the story that I couldn't. The characters behaved like no other I've seen and you find yourself wanting two different things: for it to end and for it never to end.

The movie has it's many twists for those who like, even a laugh here and there, but if you see it as a whole is a very deep description of the relationship between the three main characters.

The end is somehow beautiful, maybe because is "fair", maybe because is "real", maybe because is "surreal", you'll just have to watch and find out...

Is one of those movies when after watching it you understand both sides: those who say it's overrated and those who claim it's a masterpiece... to me it was a one in a lifetime film experience


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