JEALOUSY Add To My Top 10
Release Date: August 22, 2014
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 77 minutes
Distributor: Distrib Films
Director: Phillipe Garrel
Executive Producer: None
Producer: Said Ben Said
Address Comments To:Distrib Films
5 Rue de L’Arc de Triomphe
Paris, France 75017
Shot in black and white, the movie opens on the man’s wife, who cries when her husband, Louis, tells her he’s leaving her for another woman. The woman, Claudia, is an actress who hasn’t gotten a part in six years. She and Louis live in a cramped apartment. To relieve themselves of this claustrophobic environment, they take walks in the streets of Paris. Periodically, his daughter comes to visit with Louis.
Suddenly, Claudia tells Louis that she’s decided to take an office job. Apparently, she’s having an affair with the man who offered her the job. Louis seems more disturbed, however, that the new job means Claudia has given up on the theater.
Alone now, Louis tries to commit suicide. He survives and discovers that he still has his sister and his daughter by his side.
The filmmakers and actors wring almost every sense of passion out of JEALOUSY. This is one of the more boring French movies you’re likely to see. The only thing that saves it are the scenes of Louis with his daughter. Also, it has a short running time. Other than that, there’s nothing particularly uplifting, much less moral or redemptive, about the French movie JEALOUSY.
The filmmakers and actors wring almost every sense of passion out of JEALOUSY. This is one of the more boring French movies. The only thing that saves it are some scenes of Louis with his daughter. Other than that, there’s nothing particularly uplifting, much less moral or redemptive, about the French movie JEALOUSY.