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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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Trivia

François Truffaut was so nervous on the opening night, he decided to see a The Marx Brothers film instead of his own. See more »

Goofs

When Catherine lights the letters on fire, they are at first away from her dress, but in the next shot they are burning on top of her dress. See more »

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Récitant: Jules had no girls in Paris, and he wanted one. Jim had several. He introduced Jules to a musician. Things started out well. They were in love for about a week. Then a free and easy girl came along who stayed up all night in cafés. Next it was a pretty blonde widow. The three went out together. She confused Jules, whom she found nice but clumsy. She brought him a quiet friend - - too quiet for Jim's taste. Finally, against Jim's advice, Jules took up with professionals, but found no ...
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Featured in Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) 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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