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Jules and Jim [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [French] [1962]

  • SKU: 23052823
  • Release Date: 02/04/2014
  • Rating: NR
  • 4.5 (2)
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Overall Customer Rating:
4.5
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Two Audio Commentaries: One featuring co-screenwriter Jean Grualt, longtime François Truffaut collaborator Suzanne Schiffman, Editor Claudine Bouché, and film scholar Annette Insdorf; the other featuring actor Jeanne Moreau and Truffaut biographer Serge Toubiana
  • Excerpts from The Key to "Jules and Jim" (1985), a documentary about author Henri-Pierre Roché and the real life relationships that inspired the novel and film
  • Interviews with Grualt and Cinematographer Raoul Coutard
  • Conversation between film scholars Robert Stam and Dudley Andrew
  • Excerpt from a 1965 episode of the French TV program Cinéastes de notre temps dedicated to Truffaut
  • Segment from a 1969 episode of the French TV show L'invité du dimanche featuring Truffaut, Moreau, and filmmaker Jean Renoir
  • Excerpts from Truffaut's first appearance on American television, a 1977 interview with New York Film Festival Director Richard Roud
  • Excerpts from a 1979 American Film Institute seminar given by Truffaut
  • Audio interview with Truffaut from 1980
  • Trailer
  • Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by critic John Powers, a 1981 piece by Truffaut on Roché, and script notes from Truffaut to Gruault

Synopsis

Jules and Jim
Acclaimed French director François Truffaut's third and, for many viewers, best film is an adaptation of a semi-autobiographical novel by Henri-Pierre Roché. Set between 1912 and 1933, it stars Oskar Werner as the German Jules and Henri Serre as the Frenchman Jim, kindred spirits who, while on holiday in Greece, fall in love with the smile on the face of a sculpture. Back in Paris, the smile comes to life in the person of Catherine (Jeanne Moreau); the three individuals become constant companions, determined to live their lives to the fullest despite the world war around them. When Jules declares his love for Catherine, Jim agrees to let Jules pursue her, despite his own similar feelings; Jules and Catherine marry and have a child (Sabine Haudepin), but Catherine still loves Jim as well. An influential film that has grown in stature over the decades, Jules et Jim was often viewed by the counterculture of the 1960s as a cinematic proponent of the free-love movement, but in actuality the picture is a statement against such a way of life. Despite the bond shared by Jules, Jim, and Catherine, their ménage à trois is doomed to fail; and Catherine's inability to choose between the two men leads to tragic consequences for all three. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jeanne Moreau
    Jeanne Moreau - Catherine
  • Oskar Werner
    Oskar Werner - Jules
  • Henri Serre
    Henri Serre - Jim
  • Marie Dubois
    Marie Dubois - Therese
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    Vanna Urbino - Gilberte

Overall Customer Rating

4.5 (2 Reviews)
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