Betty Blue

Betty Blue
  • 1986
  • France
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jean-Jacques Beineix
  • Cast: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Béatrice Dalle
  • Language: French

Zorg and Betty have a relationship which borders on the obsessive and eventually descends into madness. A film about love, sex and bohemian life.

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Crucially harnessing the wild, rebellious energy of his then unknown leading lady, Beatrice Dalle, to spectacular effect, and perfectly pairing her with the wonderful Jean-Hugues Anglade (Subway, Nikita), Beineix raises the ‘Cinema du look’ temperature, slowly blurring passionate romance into hard drama and ultimately, bleak tragedy against a cynically bright, pastel coloured backdrop. Adapted from a novel by Philippe Djian, Beineix’s intense, fractured love story became an international success, and went on to represent France in the Best Foreign Language Film section at the 1987 Academy Awards.

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