Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed.
Paris, spring 1968. While most students take the lead in the May 'revolution', a French poet's twin son Theo and daughter Isabelle enjoy the good life in his grand Paris home. As film buffs they meet and 'adopt' modest, conservatively educated Californian student Matthew. With their parents away for a month, they drag him into an orgy of indulgence of all senses, losing all of his and the last of their innocence. A sexual threesome shakes their rapport, yet only the outside reality will break it up.Written by
On the walk along the canal, Isabelle states that she "...entered this world on the Champs-Elysees, 1959." She is obviously much older than 9, but she is not referring to her actual birth. She is reciting a speech from Breathless, whose clips are shown. See more »
The first time I saw a movie at the cinématèque française I thought, "Only the French... only the French would house a cinema inside a palace."
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The end credits scroll down the screen (top-to-bottom), and multi-line entries are written to be read bottom-to-top. See more »
US R-rated version runs ca. 3 minutes shorter than the uncut NC-17-rated version. See more »
Song for Our Ancestors
Written by Steve Miller
Published by Sailor Music, Administered in the UK by Windswept Music (London) Ltd
Performed by Steve Miller Band
Licensed Courtesy of EMI Recorded Music Ltd See more »
When I first saw this on TV, it struck me as somewhat sadistic and I quit watching after about an hour. But something piqued my interest and I actually bought the DVD to watch it again. And again. And again. I loved it - even though there were repellent aspects to it, and ultimately I don't think it succeeded in describing or explaining the events of May, '68. The political events became like a curtain backdrop to the primary event which was the relationship of the three people. I'm not sure that focusing on these three was the best way to showcase the events going on France at that time. I just saw Oliver Stone's World Trade Center and he uses the same conceit- focusing on the lives of two people caught up in the disaster. It didn't work for me in that film at all. Be that as it all may- what I did like is the acting (very courageous on everyone's part) and the direction by Bertolucci was superb. As a heterosexual female, Micheal Pitt really does it for me, but I have to say I admire Eva Green for taking this role. Bertolucci is such a master, every frame so beautifully staged and shot. The sex scenes were incredible.
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