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Histoire de Marie et Julien

  • 2003
  • Jacques Rivette
  • 144 mins
  • 15
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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Jacques Rivette abandoned his Scenes from the Parallel Life project having only completed Duelle (1975) and Noroît (1976). The third instalment was to star Leslie Caron and Albert Finney, and here is reworked with Emmanuelle Béart and Jerzy Radziwilowicz in the lead roles. Owing as much to film noir and classic horror as it does to its predecessors, this chronicles the romance between clock-repairer Julien (Radziwilowicz) and the mysterious Marie (Béart). Marie's strange ethereality and Julien's relationship with a crooked antiques dealer (Anne Brochet) are intriguingly played out and brought to a surprising resolution. Intensely played and deftly directed, this is as formally and intellectually challenging as Rivette's best work.

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Credits

Cast

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MarieEmmanuelle Béart
JulienJerzy Radziwilowicz
Madame XAnne Brochet
AdrienneBettina Kee
EditorOlivier Cruveiller
FriendNicole Garcia
ConciergeMathias Jung

Crew

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DirectorJacques Rivette

Details

Theatrical distributor
Artificial Eye
Released on
2004-10-08
Languages
French
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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