This poetic film, considered to be Truffaut's masterwork, concerns Jules and Jim, two best friends living in World War I-era Europe. They are both involved in a tragic love-triangle with the emotionally unstable Catherine, a fragile, beautiful, and completely bewitching presence in their lives. Despite their common love for Catherine, and their fighting on opposite sides during World War I, their friendship never falters.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Karl Kaufman
JULES AND JIM, the third movie of François Truffaut, has been theatrically released in 1961.
Paris, 1912. The austrian Jules and the frenchman Jim, both aspirant writers, fall in love with Catherine. She decides to marry Jules and follows him in the austrian mountains. During WWI, Jules and Jim fight for their countries and survive. In the early 20's, Jim visits Jules and Catherine, still in Austria. Catherine starts to loves Jim who is encouraged by Jules who doesn't want to lose her.
A classic of the french New Wave.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler