Jules and Jim (1962) Poster


Michel Subor: Récitant, Narrator


  • Récitant : Catherine's plunge into the river so astonished Jim that he drew it the next day, though he didn't usually draw. Admiration for Catherine welled up in him and he sent her a kiss in his mind.

  • Récitant : Jim took it for granted that she belonged to Jules. Catherine wore that calm smile. It was natural and said everything.

  • Récitant : Catherine, the French girl, had the smile of the statue on the island. Her nose, mouth, chin and forehead, bore the nobility of a province she personified as a child in a religious celebration.

  • Récitant : It started like a dream.

  • Récitant : Perhaps she was seducing him, though Jim was far from sure. It was impossible to tell. Catherine revealed her goals only when she'd achieved them.

  • Récitant : Catherine had said, "One only truly loves for a moment," but for her, that moment came back again and again.

  • Récitant : Happiness isn't easy to tell of and wears out without anyone noticing.

  • 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 satisfaction there.

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