The film starts in Paris 1900. Two friends,
Jules (Oskar Werner) an Austrian, and Jim (Henri Serre) a Frenchman,
fall in love with Catherine (Jeanne Moreau).
The film relates how their relationship evolves
with the years .Initially they live in a conventional French menage
a trois, but eventually Catherine marries Jules.
During the Great War (WWI) the two men fight
on opposite sides, but are reunited after the war. They meet again
in Germany. Catherine falls in love with Jim - recreating the
classic love triangle.
There again, perhaps its a parable about the
state of Europe in the early twentieth century. Or is it an allegory
about strength and weakness, fatalism and the human condition.
See what you think.
Genre: Drama / Romance
Directed by: François Truffaut
Henri-Pierre Roché (novel)
François Truffaut (adaptation)
Runtime :105 min
Colour: Black and White
Sound Mix: Mono
Jeanne Moreau, Catherine
Oskar Werner, Jules
Henri Serre, Jim
Vanna Urbino, Gilberte
Boris Bassiak, Albert
Anny Nelsen, Lucie
Sabine Haudepin, Sabine, la petite
Marie Dubois, Thérèse
Michel Subor, Narrator
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