L'Atalante

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  • NR
In Jean Vigo’s hands, an unassuming tale of conjugal love becomes an achingly romantic reverie of desire and hope. Jean (Jean Dasté), a barge captain, marries Juliette (Dita Parlo), an innocent country girl, and the two climb aboard Jean’s boat, the... read more
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In Jean Vigo’s hands, an unassuming tale of conjugal love becomes an achingly romantic reverie of desire and hope. Jean (Jean Dasté), a barge captain, marries Juliette (Dita Parlo), an innocent country girl, and the two climb aboard Jean’s boat, the L’Atalante—otherwise populated by an earthy first mate (Michel Simon) and a multitude of mangy cats—and embark on their new life together. Both a surprisingly erotic idyll and a clear-eyed meditation on love, L’Atalante, Vigo’s only feature-length work, is a film like no other.

Original Release

09/13/1934

US Release

06/21/1947

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Cast

Michel Simon Le père Jules (old Jules) / Le père Jules
Dita Parlo Juliette
Jean Dasté Jean
Gilles Margaritis Le camelot (peddler) / Le camelot
Louis Lefebvre Le gosse (cabin boy) / Le gosse
Maurice Gilles Le chef de bureau / Le chef de bureau (office manager)
Raphaël Diligent Le trimardeur (tramp / Raspoutine) / Raspoutine, the boatman
Jacques Prévert Passenger at Railway Station
Gen Paul Master of Ceremonies at Wedding
Claude Aveline (Uncredited)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jean Vigo

Writers

Jean Vigo, Jean Guinée, Albert Riéra

Cast

Michel Simon Le père Jules (old Jules) / Le père Jules
Dita Parlo Juliette
Jean Dasté Jean
Gilles Margaritis Le camelot (peddler) / Le camelot
Louis Lefebvre Le gosse (cabin boy) / Le gosse
Maurice Gilles Le chef de bureau / Le chef de bureau (office manager)
Raphaël Diligent Le trimardeur (tramp / Raspoutine) / Raspoutine, the boatman
Jacques Prévert Passenger at Railway Station
Gen Paul Master of Ceremonies at Wedding
Claude Aveline (Uncredited)
Paul Grimault Passenger at Railway Station
Pierre Prévert Le voyageur pressé
Charles Dorat Thief
Fanny Clar La mère de Juliette
Lou Bonin Passenger at Railway Station
Jacques B. Brunius Policeman with a Bicycle
René Blech Best Man at Wedding
Fanny Clair Juliette's Mother
Genya Lozinska Fortune Teller

Producers

Editors

Louis Chavance

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