Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

1975

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Critics Consensus

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles offers a lingering, unvarnished, and ultimately mesmerizing look at one woman's existence.

100%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 21
User image

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles Photos

Movie Info

In this experimental film about a middle-aged widow driven to desperation by the crushing boredom of making beds, cleaning bathtubs, cooking, dusting, and even just eating, the real-life time needed to make that bed or to cook is exactly the time used in the film -- an effect which makes some viewers just as bored and restless as the widow, and which brings home the point of the film quite well.

Watch it now

Cast

Delphine Seyrig
as Jeanne Dielman
Jan Decorte
as Sylvain Dielman

News & Interviews for Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Critic Reviews for Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (5)

  • Monumental ...

    May 4, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Jeanne Dielman is immersion cinema, a brilliant example of maximal minimalism that fuses viewer with subject so profoundly, the marathon experience transcends simple spectatorship.

    Nov 17, 2011 | Rating: 5/5
  • Chantal Akerman's feature is one of the few 'feminist' movies that's as interesting aesthetically as politically.

    Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…

    Tony Rayns

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Jeanne Dielman deals in unadorned facts. It's about the looks and sounds of ordinary things and people, which it records with such... unsettling clarity that it has the effect of finding threats in mundane objects and doom in [the] commonplace.

    Jan 15, 2005 | Rating: 5/5
  • Akerman forges a major statement, not only in a feminist context but also in a way that tells us something about the lives we all live.

    Jun 17, 2003 | Full Review…
  • Mesmerizing, everything on the screen helping us follow her routine with a domestic rigor that replaces dramatic structure.

    Aug 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features