About

Betty Blue, a mentally unbalanced and sexually aggressive free spirit who becomes involved with Zorg, a repairman moonlighting as a writer. The two engage in a variety of sexual encounters, and grow more passionate toward each other. Betty finds Zorg’s book and is aggressively supportive; over time, her instability begin to catch up with her, leading to a grisly and shocking conclusion.

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Directed by

Jean-Jacques Beineix

Written by

Jean-Jacques Beineix (Screenplay)
Philippe Djian (Novel)

Runtime

185 minutes

Country

France

Language

French

Cast

Keywords

femme fatale cult film kiss mental breakdown self-destruction borderline personality disorder self-inflicted injury

Photos

Lists

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

#11 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film