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Jules et Jim (1962)

France 105m, B&W
Director: François Truffaut; Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre

jules-et-jimJules et Jim is an amusing and tragic love story that begins not long before the First World War in which a Frenchman (Jim) and an Austrian (Jules) become great friends and fall in love with the same woman (Catherine). Though Jules eventually marries Catherine and moves to Austria before the War, their friendship and love for one another never untangle. Employing an extensive narration and even old newsreel and stock footage, Truffaut brings a modern documentary look and feel to Henri-Pierre Roché’s semi-autobiographical novel of the same name (Klaus Ming April 2016).


2 comments on “Jules et Jim (1962)

  1. chris, a librarian

    I like Truffaut’s films, but I can’t say I love many of them. I think my favorite might be the film noirish Shoot the Piano Player.

    • Klaus

      Same here, I appreciate them more than I like them – which goes for most of French Cinema from this era.

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