Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Criterion Collection: Jules Et Jim [DVD] [1962] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

3.9 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews

Additional DVD options
Amazon Price
New from Used from
DVD [DVD]
£12.49
DVD 2-Disc Version
£9.99
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Region 1 encoding. (This DVD will not play on most DVD players sold in the UK [Region 2]. This item requires a region specific or multi-region DVD player and compatible TV. More about DVD formats)
Note: you may purchase only one copy of this product. New Region 1 DVDs are dispatched from the USA or Canada and you may be required to pay import duties and taxes on them (click here for details) Please expect a delivery time of 5-7 days.


What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?


Product details

  • Language: English, French, German
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0007989ZC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 197,710 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

From Amazon.co.uk

François Truffaut's third feature, though it's named for the two best friends who become virtually inseparable in pre-World War I Paris, is centred on Jeanne Moreau's Catherine, the most mysterious, enigmatic woman in his career-long gallery of rich female portraits. Adapted from the novel by Henri-Pierre Roché, Truffaut's picture explores the 30-year friendship between Austrian biologist Jules (Oskar Werner) and Parisian writer Jim (Henri Serre) and the love triangle formed when the alluring Catherine makes the duo a trio. Spontaneous and lively, a woman of intense but dynamic emotions, she becomes the axle on which their friendship turns as Jules woos her and they marry, only to find that no one man can hold her. Directed in bursts of concentrated scenes interspersed with montage sequences and pulled together by the commentary of an omniscient narrator, Truffaut layers his tragic drama with a wealth of detail. He draws on his bag of New Wave tricks for the carefree days of youth--zooms, flash cuts, freeze frames--that disappear as the marriage disintegrates during the gloom of the postwar years. Werner is excellent as Jules, a vibrant young man whose slow, melancholy slide into emotional compromise is charted in his increasingly sad eyes and resigned face, while Serre plays Jim as more of an enigma, guarded and introspective. But both are eclipsed in the glare of Moreau's radiant Catherine: impulsive, demanding, sensual, passionate, destructive, and ultimately unknowable. A masterpiece of the French New Wave and one of Truffaut's most confident and accomplished films. --Sean Axmaker --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.

Synopsis

Jules et Jim is Francois Truffaut's intense, beautiful, enigmatic film about the lifelong friendship between two writers--French novelist Jim (Henri Serre) and Austrian children's author Jules (Oskar Werner)--and their mutual love for the eccentric Catherine (Jeanne Moreau). Even its darkest moments, Jules et Jim is movingly alluring as the friendship between the two men paints a meaningful portrait of human understanding and compassion. Like the similarly themed Two English Girls, Truffaut's film is based on a novel by Henri-Pierre Roche. --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.


Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

10 August 2017
Format: Amazon Video|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
6 February 2016
Format: Amazon Video|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
18 September 2011
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
17 December 2014
Format: DVD
0Comment| 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Most recent customer reviews


Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?