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The Story of Marie and Julien (2003)

Histoire de Marie et Julien (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 12 November 2003 (France)
Julien lives alone with his cat. He dreams of Marie, and a few minutes later, he sees her on the street and makes a date. He asks her to move in with him, and she does. Her boyfriend is ... See full summary »

Director:

Jacques Rivette

Writers:

Pascal Bonitzer (scenario), Christine Laurent (scenario) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Emmanuelle Béart ... Marie
Jerzy Radziwilowicz ... Julien Müller
Anne Brochet ... Madame X
Bettina Kee Bettina Kee ... Adrienne
Olivier Cruveiller Olivier Cruveiller ... L'éditeur
Mathias Jung Mathias Jung ... Le concierge
Nicole Garcia ... L'amie
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Julien lives alone with his cat. He dreams of Marie, and a few minutes later, he sees her on the street and makes a date. He asks her to move in with him, and she does. Her boyfriend is dead, the rest of her past a mystery. Although they quickly seem to fall in love, she sometimes pulls away suddenly from Julien, is distant, and spends the night in a hotel. She also dreads something imminent and warns Julien that if he missteps, he will lose her and all memory of her. Julien responds by digging into her past: what explains her remodeling an upstairs garret room, her nightly dreams, her fears? What can Julien, now desperately in love, do when he learns why? Can either rescue the other? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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When we see Marie choosing chairs to place in the garret, after she removes the second chair and returns to the garret empty-handed, a small stool is inexplicably where the chair had been. See more »


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Our Day Will Come
Written by Mort Garson and Bob Hilliard
Performed by Blossom Dearie with Joe Harnell et son quartet, Joseph Harnell (as Joe Harnell) (piano) - Dick Romoff (bass) - Ted Summer (drums) - Jerome Richardson (flute)
© 1962 publishing by Better Half Music and MCA Music Publishing (Renewed), A.D.O. Universal Studio
(p) DIW Records/disk union Co., Ltd.
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Unisersal Music projets spéciaux
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Boooooooring
19 July 2005 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Marie & Julien" is a well crafted but painfully monotonous subtitled French flick which will put your patience and ADD to the test. Know that I gave up on this 2.5 hour flick at the 90 minute mark out of sheer boredom. The most interesting character to that point was Julien's cat which entertained itself while Julien tinkered with clocks in his home/shop and Marie, well, Marie just sort of remained fascinated by some room in the house and stared at the ceiling a lot. Yes, there was a blackmail thing going on but it was almost incidental and so very civilized I've been thinking about who I can blackmail. Whatever I may have missed couldn't have made up for having to sit through a couple of poorly done sex scene and every pokey and piddly mundane and pedestrian thing those two rather unlikeable characters did with their time. Just be careful before committing 150 minutes of your life to this flick. (C+)


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Language:

French

Release Date:

12 November 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de Marie e Julien See more »

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$66,543
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