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JULES ET JIM
UK: BFI (UK Wide)
Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Oscar Werner, Henri Serre, Vanna Urbino, Bassiak, Anny Nelsen, Sabine Haudepin, Marie Dubois
Director: François Truffaut
Language: French / German (English subtitles)
UK: 105 mins
UK Certificate: PG contains mild language, sex references and brief drug reference
UK Release Date: 30 May 2008 (Limited Re-release)
This New Wave masterpiece directed by François Truffaut and adapted from a novel by Henri-Pierre Roche, is being re-released in celebration of the 80th birthday of its star - the riveting and risk-taking Jeanne Moreau. JULES ET JIM is a remarkably frank exploration of the nature of love and friendship and features one of the most famous love triangles in the history of cinema.
Set in the bohemian Paris of 1912 two aspiring writers form a close friendship. Jules (Oscar Werner) is a shy, philosophical Austrian, while Jim (Henri Serre) is a debonair Frenchman, confident and successful with women. When they both fall for the beautiful, capricious Catherine (Jeanne Moreau), it is Jules she chooses to marry.
Interrupted by World War which finds Jules and Jim fighting on opposite sides, it is several years later that Jim decides to visit his two friends and their young daughter in the Rhine Valley. However their marriage is not what it seems, and Jim soon finds himself embroiled in a complex, turbulent menage a trois.