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Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

5581

Avg. Rating:

2.73/4

# of Ratings:

11

Genres:

Drama

Rating:

NR

Language:

French

Theater Date:

05/14/1975

DVD Release:

05/09/2017

Director:

Chantal Akerman

Actors:

Chantal Akerman
Delphine Seyrig
Jan Decorte
Henri Storck
Jacques Doniol-Valcroze
Yves Bical

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A single mother does what she can to take care of her teenage son: housework, cooking and seeing the occasional client on the side. Safe in her routine - that is until something comes along and changes everything. -- Chris Kavan

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mitchellyoung 08/02/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

As an exercise in art filmmaking and finding meaning in everyday human activity, this film is interesting to watch. However, you get the point after the first hour or so. I'm glad I watched it (although, to be honest, it served as background noise some of the time - three and a half hours of nothing gets tedious) to understand a certain aspect of filmmaking, but it's definitely not a film I would say I enjoyed or would attempt to watch again.

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Bluesoul 07/15/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

This is a truely beautiful, quiet, wonderful and moving movie and a masterpiece of cinema in every regard. Wonderfully shot, realistically acted. Seyrig is great and Akerman wonderfully portrays her everyday life and the stuff she goes through. Unlike the other reviewer, i didnt find this movie boring at all and it kept my concentration all the 3,5 hours. Hollywood "classic" movies bore me, not wonderful art cinema.

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Allison 12/23/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
1.5/4 

While Chantal Akerman has been lauded for this "masterpiece", I am not fond of it. Basically it is around four hours and has about 7 minutes of dialog. Do we really want to see Delphine Seyrig bake a cake and iron shirts in real time? However, the meaningful conversations she has with her son make it almost worth it.

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