The Story of Marie and Julien (2003)

Not Rated   |    |  Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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Middle-aged Julien lives alone with his cat. He dreams of Marie, and a few minutes later, he sees her on the street and makes a date. He asks her to move in with him, and she does. Her ... See full summary »


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30 July 2005 | lyricsonflight
| Subtle, spooky, romantic French Realism
This is a very "French" film, meaning realism tinged with poetry and romanticism. Yeah, it's too bad that a subtle, intricate and beautifully acted film such as this will be a challenge for most people for ADD. Actually, I think it's more like people who just don't have the knack for anything else other than football and beer (I actually have some major ADD). But this movie is so engaging from the start, the moment Emmanuelle Beart's uncanny, cold frozen eyes stares into the camera.

I got to admit, some parts of the movie is a bit slow, but over all it is a delightfully intriguing film with a surprise ending that has substantial payoff beyond typical clichés.

For all those romantics who are sick of When Harry Met Sally stories, check out Story of Marie and Julien.

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When we see Marie choosing chairs to place in the garret, after she removes the second chair and returns to the garret empty-handed, a small stool is inexplicably where the chair had been.


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Written by
Mort Garson and Bob Hilliard
Performed by Blossom Dearie with Joe Harnell et son quartet, Joseph Harnell (as Joe Harnell) (piano) - Dick Romoff (bass) - Ted Summer (drums) - Jerome Richardson (flute)
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Plot Summary


Drama | Fantasy | Mystery | Romance


Release Date:

12 November 2003



Country of Origin

France, Italy

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