Frequently hailed as one of the greatest films ever made, 'Jules & Jim' is a dazzling, boldly original tale of love, friendship and the vagaries of history that combines romance, comedy and tragedy in breathtaking, near-perfect dramatic harmony.
Spanning two decades at the start of the 20th century, 'Jules & Jim' follows the lives of two inseparable friends - timid German, Jules, and gregarious Parisian, Jim - and their shared love of the beautiful, capricious Catherine, played in mesmerising, luminous style by Jeanne Moreau. Overcoming the destructive rift of World War I the trio create a new life for themselves, away from the structures imposed by society. But as the idyllic ménage à trois begins to succumb to jealousy and rivalry their idealised existence finds itself slowly buckling under pressure.
★★★★★ "New Wave gold" - David Parkinson, Empire