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Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)

Céline et Julie vont en bateau: Phantom Ladies Over Paris (original title)
A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.

Director:

Jacques Rivette

Writers:

Juliet Berto (scenario) (as Berto), Dominique Labourier (scenario) (as Labourier) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Juliet Berto ... Celine
Dominique Labourier ... Julie
Bulle Ogier ... Camille
Marie-France Pisier ... Sophie
Barbet Schroeder ... Olivier
Nathalie Asnar Nathalie Asnar ... Madlyn
Marie-Thérèse Saussure Marie-Thérèse Saussure ... Poupie
Philippe Clévenot Philippe Clévenot ... Guilou
Anne Zamire Anne Zamire ... Lil
Jean Douchet Jean Douchet ... M'sieur Dede
Adèle Taffetas Adèle Taffetas ... Alice
Monique Clément Monique Clément ... Myrtille
Jérôme Richard Jérôme Richard ... Julien
Michael Graham ... Boris
Jean-Marie Sénia Jean-Marie Sénia ... Cyrille
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Storyline

A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality. Written by David Watson <watson@sgi.com>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 September 1974 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Celine and Julie Go Boating See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,624, 6 May 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,452, 16 September 2012
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Quotes

Olivier: There is a homosexual pancreas in the closet.
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13 March 2002 | by findkeepSee all my reviews

Halfway through CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING my opening line for this review would have been something like this; "a drawn out, poorly photographed mish-mash of uninspired surrealistic images. However, gradually as the film drew me further into its unescapable web, I began to realize that the films images weren't uninspired, they were simply detached, in the logic of a dream. True to that statement, CELINE AND JULIE is the most realistic demonstration of a dream state I have ever witnessed. It is drawn out, but it's also meditative, not to mention fascinating, and strangely, as in dreams, realistic. Gradually you don't notice the irrationality, like a dream you simply feed off its aestheics. And as the "swiss cheese" plot begins to fill in, your excitment grows as you long for a better understanding. Now, Freuds will no doubt aply their psuedo-symbolism to a film such as CELINE AND JULIE, I myself find it to be a film about a search for inner childhood (notice the "haunted house" plot is the womens attempts to rescue a small girl). It is a film that demonstrates the way imagination gives our lives a needed purpose.


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