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Jules and Jim

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Original title
Jules et Jim
Running time
104 min.
France France
François Truffaut, Jean Gruault (Novel: Henri Pierre Roché)
Georges Delerue
Raoul Coutard (B&W)
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Les Films du Carrosse / Sédif Productions
Romance. Drama | Nouvelle vague (New Wave). Romantic Drama. Friendship. 1910s
Synopsis / Plot
From the time of their meeting in 1912, two men, Jules (Oskar Werner) and Jim (Henri Serre), share a close friendship. Shortly before the First World War, Jules marries Catherine (Jeanne Moreau), a wilful young women the two men have befriended, but, after the war has ended, his relationship with her deteriorates rapidly. When Jim comes to stay with the couple and their daughter, he begins a relationship of his own with Catherine, having been urged to do so by Jules, who hopes that if his wife is involved with his friend she will not leave him. Catherine's carefree behavior, however, soon creates further difficulties.
1962: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Film from any Source & Foreign Actress (Jeanne Moreau).
Critics' reviews
  • "A masterpiece of the New Wave."
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