An exuberant and poignant meditation on freedom, loyalty, and the fortitude of love, Jules and Jim, directed by François Truffaut, was a worldwide smash in 1962 and remains every bit as audacious and entrancing today.
Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Henri-Pierre Roche, Truffaut came across it in the mid-fifties while browsing through a second hand bookstore. With the author’s permission he crafted the film incorporating newsreel footage, photographic stills, freeze frames, dolly shots – all advanced techniques for the time.
Jeanne Moreau stars as the alluring and willful Catherine, whose enigmatic smile and passionate nature lure Jules (Oskar Werner) and Jim (Henri Serre) into one of cinema’s most captivating romantic triangles.
This Bohemian escapade through Austria, Germany and France will captivate you. And the ending……. you’ll just have to que it up somewhere. I’m not telling.