The Story of Marie and Julien
Filmfest 2004

Julien is a destructive clockmaker who blackmails Madame X, a rich, attractive woman who traffics in stolen antiques. What he doesn't know is that she has an even more dangerous secret that leads him to Marie, with whom he had fallen in love a year earlier and who has made a mysterious reappearance. An enigmatic girl, despite their increasingly intensifying love, Marie seems incapable of physical feeling. Julien, who has rediscovered his love for life, is ready to crack the mystery and help Marie to free herself. A romantic ghost story à la Rivette. Beautifully filmed à la Rivette. And powerfully acted à la Rivette. Basically everything à la Rivette. The way only Rivette can.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Emmanuelle Béart, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Anne Brochet, Bettina Kee, Olivier Cruveiller


Director: Jacques Rivette