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Critic Reviews for L'Atalante
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.
Rapt, exuberant and as fragile as mist, this passionate tone poem drifts in its own bubble of oddly dissonant, almost fatalistic romanticism.
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.