A Film and Its Era: Jules and Jim, by François Truffaut - Thierry Tripod - France

Jules and jim

Jules and Jim


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A Film and Its Era: Jules and Jim, by François Truffaut (Il était une fois… Jules et Jim, 2009)

Director: Thierry Tripod
Cast: François Truffaut, Jeanne Moreau, Stéphane Hessel, Serge Rezvani


What happens behind the scenes of a film? How does the director deal with the stars and his crew? What is the social and political context in which a film is made? Does it affect the film? The ultimate documentary series that sets out to resolve these and more questions is finally on Eurochannel: A Film and Its Era.

This 30-episode documentary series aims to reveal all the secrets and historical contexts of a particular cult film, its groundbreaking director, and the epoch it represents. Made by a different director, each episode of this series offers extracts of the film, as well as exclusive interviews with its director, protagonists, and cinema historians, to offer a holistic view of the production.

With a great sense of aesthetics and a comprehensive account of each movie, A Film and Its Era includes directors and classics such as Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious, Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City, Roman Polanski's Tess, Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita, Jacques Demy's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, and many more.

Accompany us on a cinematic journey and discover the secrets behind some of your favorite movies in this celebratory documentary.


François Truffaut directed Jules and Jim in 1961. Born from the enthusiastic discovery of an autobiographical novel written by Henri-Pierre Roché and love at first sight for the actress Jeanne Moreau, without whom the film would never have been made. Their great complicity enabled Jeanne and François to transform the story into a lover’s triangle. François Truffaut, the man who loved women, dreamed the invention of a ‘pure love triangle’. With Jules and Jim, he would admit that he had wanted to show that he understood his mother.

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