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    Unique ID Code: 0000038557
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    Added on: 20/8/2002 23:00
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    Jules Et Jim (UK)

    8 / 10
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    Hailed by critics as one of the greatest films of all time
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 101 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Hailed by critics as one of the greatest films of all time, Francois Truffaut`s internationally award-winning film Jules And Jim is set pre and post The First World War, and tells the tale of two young students, Jules (Oskar Werner), an Austrian, and Jim (Henri Serre), a Frenchman, in love with the beautiful, capricious, Catherine (outstandingly played by Jeanne Moreau). Captivating both of them for twenty years, the enigmatic Catherine switches her allegiance quixotically from one to the other - and occasionally to other men too.
    Yet neither Jules nor Jim can free himself from her powerful spell... until Catherine performs the definitive action that changes everything forever. An atmospheric and energetic meditation on the nature of human love and monogamous morality, this is a breathtaking film with exemplary performances from the three central performers, told in classic New Wave documentary-style cinema language.

    Special Features:
    Introduction to the film
    Audio commentary by Jeanne Moreau
    Original theatrical trailer
    Francois Truffaut Collection trailers
    Truffaut talks about the book `Jules et Jim` (1966)
    Truffaut talks about his film and discusses a few scenes (1965)

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    François Truffaut

    Written By:

    Boris Bassiak
    Henri Serre
    Jeanne Moreau
    Vanna Urbino
    Oskar Werner

    Soundtrack By:
    Georges Delerue

    Director of Photography:
    Raoul Coutard

    Claudine Bouché

    Production Designer:
    Fred Capel

    Marcel Berbert

    Tartan Video

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    8 / 10
    We, as Europeans should be proud of our own films.Mr Truffaut manages to portray in a very simple but fascinating way the friendship between an Austrian,Jules, and a Frenchman,Jim, and their love for women, but most of all their love for Catherine, Jeanne Moreau in absolute top form.
    It is fundamentally a sad story, filmed without any costly special effects. A real film, made by real actors.
    There is nothing artificial in this film.It is simply a joy to watch
    posted by HanjoM on 28/10/2002 13:08
    9 / 10
    Not a perfect Transfer, but Truffaut`s films are poetry in motion, he uses a camera like a writer uses prose, the camera is his pen...
    posted by Richard73 on 1/12/2003 19:50