About

In the carefree days before World War I, introverted Austrian author Jules strikes up a friendship with the exuberant Frenchman Jim. Both men fall for the impulsive and beautiful Catherine, but it's Jules who wins her hand. After the war, Jim visits Jules, Catherine and their daughter in their Austrian home and discovers not only that his feelings for Catherine are unchanged, but also that they're...

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Directed by

François Truffaut

Written by

François Truffaut (Screenplay)
Jean Gruault (Screenplay)
Henri-Pierre Roché (Novel)

Runtime

110 minutes

Country

France

Language

French

Tagline

A Hymn to Life and Love

Cast

Keywords

marriage love friendship jealousy paris france adultery based on novel or book war love triangle nouvelle vague prostitute musician 1910s austrian polyamory

Lists

#85 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#338 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#46 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire

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