NC-17 | | Drama, Romance
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.
Léa Seydoux had her hair cropped by a barber in Paris' 18th arrondissement and dyed blue, months before the shooting began. During filming, she had to re-dye her hair every day for continuity, and many times it was director, Abdellatif Kechiche, who did her color himself.
Shall we toast?
Mère Emma: To love.
Emma: To love.
Adèle: To love.
Mère Emma: Welcome Adèle.
Adèle: Big words. To love.
Mère Emma: Yes, to love, my love.
In the movie, Adele notes that her name means "justice" in Arabic. However, Adele does not have Arabic origins, but rather Germanic origins. There is an Arabic name "Adel", which does mean justice (and does not have a female equivalent) which may have led to the confusion.
There are no opening credits.
Japanese Blu-ray release has mosaic over some of the nudity.
HUF 1,706,400 (Hungary) (13 October 2013)
$2,199,675 (USA) (9 March 2014)
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