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"Jules und Jim" film and discussion

Sunday, April 10, 5 p.m., Lichthaus Kino, Weimar

"Jules and Jim" by François Truffaut is one of the masterpieces of the nouvelle vague: Cathérine is the woman between the two men Jules and Jim. She lives married to Jules, the German, in the Black Forest after the First World War, but then decides in favor of the Frenchman Jim, who after all does not want to leave his Parisian companion Gilberte. The triumvirate's real names were Henri-Pierre Roché, Franz Hessel and Helen Grund. The two writers met in 1906 at the Café Dôme on Boulevard Montparnasse, and the eccentric Helen, a student of painting in Paris from 1912, completed the trio, which joined forces to experiment with a new free love. The transgression of all bourgeois values was their agenda. Their ménage à trois lasted only one summer, in 1918 in a small village in the Isar valley near Munich.

In the 1990s, the diaries of Franz and Helen Hessel, who died at 92, were found and published. The story of the film is based on the true story of Stéphane Hessel's parents.


Introduction: Serge Basilewsky (Ciné Croisette Cannes).

France 1960, 105 min, directed by Francois Truffaut with Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner and Henri Serre.

An event of the Franco-German Cultural Office in Thuringia