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Betty Blue (1986)

37°2 le matin (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 7 November 1986 (USA)
A lackadaisical handyman and aspiring novelist tries to support his younger girlfriend as she slowly succumbs to madness.
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Cast

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Betty (as Beatrice Dalle)
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Eddy (as Gerard Darmon)
Consuelo De Haviland ...
Lisa
Clémentine Célarié ...
Annie (as as Clementine Celarié)
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Bob
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Richard le jeune policier
Jean-Pierre Bisson ...
Le commissaire (complete version)
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Le dealer / Dope dealer (complete version)
Bernard Hug ...
(complete version)
Catherine D'At
Claude Aufaure ...
Le médecin
Louis Bellanti ...
Mario
Dominique Besnehard ...
Client pizzeria
Raoul Billerey ...
Le vieux policier
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Storyline

Zorg is a handyman working at the seaside in France, maintaining and looking after the wooden bungalows. He lives a quiet and peaceful life, working diligently and writing in his spare time. He is in love with Betty, a young woman who is as beautiful as she is wild and unpredictable. After a dispute with Zorg's boss, they leave and Betty finds a place to stay at her girlfriend's house. The girlfriend's lover owns an Italian restaurant and there they find a job. She is obsessed to try to get one of Zorg's books published, but it is rejected, which makes Betty fly into a rage. Suddenly, Betty's wild manners start to get out of control. Zorg sees the woman he loves slowly going insane. Is his love for Betty strong enough, if even if it comes to the worst? Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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Drama | Romance

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7 November 1986 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,383, 9 November 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,003,822
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The opening beach scenes are Gruissan, near Narbonne. See more »

Goofs

When Eddy's mother is lying dead on the bed, she is clearly breathing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Zorg: [voice-over] I had known Betty for a week. We screwed every night. The forecast was for storms.
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Connections

Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Betty Et Zorg
Written and Performed by Le Grand Orchestre De Gabriel Yared
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A film to remember, to enjoy, to feel
20 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

In my personal list of the best films i have seen in my life so far, "37°2 le matin" is sometimes placed in the top 10, sometimes below, but until now there are not enough films to replace it, even if it is now 15 years old.

A wonderful book by one of France's best authors was turned in into a beautiful film, one of the best, European cinema has created so far. Not even a bit old-fashioned, full of life, passion, tragedy, madness and love. A real classic. And i am not sure, it will be replaced in my top-list by another movie in the next years.


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