Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed.
Adèle is a high school student who is beginning to explore herself as a woman. She dates men but finds no satisfaction with them sexually, and is rejected by a female friend who she does desire. She dreams of something more. She meets Emma who is a free spirited girl whom Adèle's friends reject due to her sexuality, and by association most begin to reject Adèle. Her relationship with Emma grows into more than just friends as she is the only person with whom she can express herself openly. Together, Adèle and Emma explore social acceptance, sexuality, and the emotional spectrum of their maturing relationship.Written by
In the movie, Adele notes that her name means "justice" in Arabic. However, Adele does not have Arabic origins, but rather Germanic origins. There is an Arabic name "Adel", which does mean justice (and does not have a female equivalent) which may have led to the confusion. See more »
I was big on Sartre in high school.
It did me good. Especially in affirming my freedom and my own values. And the rigorousness of his commitments. I agree with it.
Sort of like Bob Marley. Almost.
I'm not so sure of it.
I'm almost sure of it. Their ideas are similar. You know "Get Up, Stand Up"?
Yeah I know it.
[Nodding in agreement]
Same as Sartre. A philosopher, a prophet, same thing.
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I envy people who haven't seen this film. Easily the best film I've seen this year. Everything in it is generalisable, you can recognise bits of your life in the various stages. (For me it's the cafe scene, my God, Adele says she used to eat scabs, in that scene she's sticking a dagger in her own heart and twisting it- it's excoriating, naked and raw. Sado- masochistic, almost. She's asking a question she knows the answer to and the answer will torture her).
It's an emotional voyage, the sex scenes are not that important, there's more lascivious eating than sex, the leads are absolutely incredible. This film really, truly moved me. I hope Adele's OK.
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