L'Atalante

1934

L'Atalante

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Total Count: 33

89%

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Movie Info

The story of a naive young woman who marries a barge captain; who slips away from his boat for the opportunity to explore Paris on her own.

Cast

Dita Parlo
as Juliette
Michel Simon
as Le père Jules
Louis Lefebvre
as Cabin Boy
Fanny Clar
as Juliette's Mother
Raphael Diligent
as Juliette's Father--a Bargeman
Maurice Gilles
as Barge Owner
Rene Bleck
as Best Man
Jacques Prevert
as Extra at Station
Pierre Prevert
as Extra at Station
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Audience Reviews for L'Atalante

  • Oct 07, 2012
    A lovely movie with a very likeable performance from Michel Simon. It's a shame Vigo died not too long after completing this film (he was only 29), he could have become one of the early masters of cinema history.
    Hugo S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 28, 2011
    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.
    Greg S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 08, 2011
    A landmark French film and what is considered one of the greatest films of all time, L'Atalante is a masterpiece and shows the talent of Jean Vigo, as it is his crowning achievement. Jean Vigo died making this film due to his poor health and many believe, he in a sense died for cinema itself. What can be said with certainty though, is that the film is a visual masterpiece that is a love story, albeit darker than most in tone, but a poetic and wonderfully filmed piece of cinema that has inspired an untold numbers of Directors! Another essential film to view and as Jean Vigo's only full length feature, a piece of the man and his vision that can be cherished and appreciated decades after his death. This is most definitely a piece of cinema history and is wonderful!
    Chris B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 03, 2010
    I barely remember this movie, I didn't see the whole thing, I'll have to watch it again sometime.
    Aj V Super Reviewer

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