Jules and Jim Jules and Jim

Jules and Jim

François Truffaut

Jules and Jim (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • France
  • 1962
  • 106 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 2.35:1
  • French
  • Spine #281

Hailed as one of the finest films ever made, Jules and Jim charts, over twenty-five years, the relationship between two friends and the object of their mutual obsession. The legendary François Truffaut directs, and Jeanne Moreau stars as the alluring and willful Catherine, whose enigmatic smile and passionate nature lure Jules (Oskar Werner) and Jim (Henri Serre) into one of cinema’s most captivating romantic triangles. An exuberant and poignant meditation on freedom, loyalty, and the fortitude of love, Jules and Jim was a worldwide smash in 1962 and remains every bit as audacious and entrancing today.


DirectorFrançois Truffaut
Based on the book byHenri-Pierre Roché
Adaptation and dialogueJean Gruault and François Truffaut
PhotographyRaoul Coutard
Edited byClaudine Bouché
MusicGeorges Delerue

Disc Features

  • New, restored 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Two audio commentaries: one featuring coscreenwriter Jean Gruault, longtime François Truffaut collaborator Suzanne Schiffman, editor Claudine Bouché, and film scholar Annette Insdorf; the other featuring actor Jeanne Moreau and Truffaut biographer Serge Toubiana
  • Excerpts from The Key to “Jules and Jim” (1985), a documentary about author Henri-Pierre Roché and the real-life relationships that inspired the novel and film
  • Interviews with Gruault and cinematographer Raoul Coutard
  • Conversation between film scholars Robert Stam and Dudley Andrew
  • Excerpt from a 1965 episode of the French TV program Cinéastes de notre temps dedicated to Truffaut
  • Segment from a 1969 episode of the French TV show L’invité du dimanche featuring Truffaut, Moreau, and filmmaker Jean Renoir
  • Excerpts from Truffaut’s first appearance on American television, a 1977 interview with New York Film Festival director Richard Roud
  • Excerpts from a 1979 American Film Institute seminar given by Truffaut
  • Audio interview with Truffaut from 1980
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic John Powers, a 1981 piece by Truffaut on Roché, and script notes from Truffaut to Gruault

    New cover by David Downton

Film Essays


On Jules and Jim

By John Powers February 04, 2014

François Truffaut’s ecstatic story of a love affair is a film of intense passions and youthful spirit. Read more »



Flashback: Jeanne Moreau

By Peter Cowie August 24, 2016

Few actors have worked in cinema across eight decades. Jeanne Moreau began her career as an ingenue in 1949, and for my generation she was the icon of the French New Wave. Jean-Pierre Léaud may . . . Read more »

On Five


From the Truffaut Archives

February 06, 2016

Today marks what would have been the eighty-fourth birthday of French New Wave pioneer François Truffaut. In celebration of his incredible life and body of work, revisit a selection of essays . . . Read more »



Flashback: François Truffaut

By Peter Cowie March 19, 2015

The author recalls his encounters and correspondence with the filmmaker. Read more »

Web Exclusives


François and Helen

February 12, 2014

François Truffaut writes to the real-life woman who inspired Jeanne Moreau’s character in Jules and Jim. Read more »

Drawing Jules and Jim

February 10, 2014


Film Essays


On Jules and Jim

By John Powers February 04, 2014

François Truffaut’s ecstatic story of a love affair is a film of intense passions and youthful spirit. Read more »

Three Reasons

On Five


Looking at the New Wave in London

July 12, 2010

In March, we let you know about the underheralded Raymond Cauchetier, the unofficial photographer of the New Wave, by linking to an informative essay on cinematographer John Bailey’s blog. Now, . . . Read more »


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