Jules and Jim

(Jules et Jim)

Imported Print


Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre, Vanna Urbino,

Cinema's best-known ménage à trois starts gaily and ends in tragedy. Truffaut's lyrical construction and Raoul Coutard's brilliant cinematography combine to make the story's restlessness a physical property of the film. "There are two themes," Truffaut said, "that of the friendship between the two men, which tries to remain alive, and that of the impossibility of living à trois. The idea of the film is that the couple is not really satisfactory but there is no alternative."

  • François Truffaut
  • Jean Gruault
Based On
  • The novel by Henri-Pierre Roché

  • Raoul Coutard
  • French
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • 106 mins
  • TIFF Cinematheque
  • Janus Films/Criterion Collection

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Chantal Akerman: the integrity of exile and the everyday (article), LOLA Press, Jonathan Rosenbaum, 2012

François Truffaut (distributor materials), Winter Cinema 2000, 2000

François Truffaut -- the man who loved movies (program note), Cinematheque Ontario/a division of Toronto International Film Festival Group, James Quandt, 1999

François Truffaut and friends (flyer), Regency Theatre, 1986

Francois Truffaut, 1932-1984 (obituary), Village Voice, J. Hoberman, 1984

Truffaut (program note), British Film Institute, Clare Kitson, 1980

The art of François Truffaut: a retrospective (program note), New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.), Donald Spoto, 1977

NY film bulletin: Jean Luc Godard issue (interview), ny film bulletin, 1964

Features: Truffaut (article), P.L.

The films of François Truffaut (program note), Wendy Cheshire

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