Atalante, L' Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 4558

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 26

Theatrical Release Date: 09/12/1934

Language: French

Genre: Drama, Romance

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Jean Vigo

Actors: Michel Simon, Dita Parlo, Jean Dasté, Gilles Margaritis, Louis Lefebvre, Maurice Gilles

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woody - wrote on 01/27/2011

This one's magical to me. It sustains a dreamlike quality from beginning to end. No doubt that's aided by the liquidy black-and-white photography and the period French music. Dita Parlo and Jean Daste, as the newlyweds, are imperfect and understated, creating romantic tension unlike you ever find onscreen these days. Michel Simon is the strangest comic foil I've ever seen in a movie. This one's a unique treasure.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 09/21/2010

It's aged a little bit, but this romance comedy still manages to exude a fair amount of charm and class.

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SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/25/2018

L'Atalante is one of the greatest films ever made. With that fact already stated, we may now proceed comfortably. Jean Vigo composed in 1934 a truly remarkable drama of impeccably moving proportions. If D.W. Griffith was the father of epic filmmaking, Sergei M. Eisenstein the author of editing, and F.W. Murnau the promoter of an innovative camera work, Jean Vigo is definitely the creator of a groundbreaking, ambitious photography. To call L'Atalante a romance film is an understatement; although it is true, it is not precise. It is a study of the human condition under an unsuccessful love relationship. Therefore, it could be vaguely referenced as the French response to Murnau's Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927). The film signed the period of a cinema era where benign positivism and …

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