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Critic Reviews for L'Atalante
"L'Atalante" is about how the world, in its wonder and cruelty, is both for and against lovers, often dizzyingly so.
A major inspiration to subsequent generations of filmmakers, yet no one has ever succeeded in matching it.
Originally released in 1934, Jean Vigo's first and only full-length feature is one of the cinema's greatest masterpieces.
A landmark of French cinema and one of the most beloved film romances.
The action is episodic and diffuse but Michel Simon, as the dour and cat-loving barge hand lends a bit of comic relief to the pallidly poetic proceedings.
Audience Reviews for L'Atalante
A young barge skipper brings his new wife to live on board the ship L'atalante with him; confined to the boat, she grows bored, leading to domestic tragedy. Simple and charming, with comic relief and memorable, poetic shots; a minor classic, though fans of sentimental romances will consider it a must see title in the genre.
Super cute early French film from Jean Vigo.
I barely remember this movie, I didn't see the whole thing, I'll have to watch it again sometime.
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