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A.k.a.
Jules and Jim
Year
1962
Runtime
105 min.
Director
François Truffaut
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
22,761
Checks
8,555
Favs
855
Dislikes
86
Favs/checks
10.0% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
10:1
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  1. Nowhere Man's avatar

    Nowhere Man

    This is a case report of a female patient with borderline personality disorder. 2 years 10 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    In Truffaut's famous Jules et Jim, two intellectual men (Oskar Werner and Henri Serre) both love the dangerously impulsive Catherine (Jeanne Moreau), and yet, their bromance survives. The relationships are complex for being so honest, and being based on a book, a 3rd person omniscient narrator with the dryest of deliveries cuts in frequently, lending the film its unique style. I believe Truffaut was very interested in combining the arts, so literature, philosophy, music, painting, photography, all cut into the narrative, usually with intriguing relevance. Those who call this the French Citizen Kane aren't half-wrong, every scene coded with extra levels of meaning. In fact, while some have called the film annoyingly apolitical on account of its being set astride the two world wars and yet starring a Germanic and a French character, I think the film would support a completely political reading. Just think of Catherine as cultural/political dominance and what relationships to two men have with her at any given time. It unlocks something. And yet, it can totally be viewed as relationship drama, risqué for the time, and still mature and resonant today. 3 years ago
  3. Wise Jake's avatar

    Wise Jake

    This one's a strange breed. 7 years ago
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