Jean Vigo

L’Atalante

L’Atalante

In Jean Vigo’s hands, an unassuming tale of conjugal love becomes an achingly romantic reverie of desire and hope. Jean (Jean Dasté), a barge captain, marries Juliette (Dita Parlo), an innocent country girl, and the two climb aboard Jean’s boat, the L’Atalante—otherwise populated by an earthy first mate (Michel Simon) and a multitude of mangy cats—and embark on their new life together. Both a surprisingly erotic idyll and a clear-eyed meditation on love, L’Atalante, Vigo’s only feature-length work, is a film like no other.

Film Info

  • Jean Vigo
  • France
  • 1934
  • 89 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • French

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The Complete Jean Vigo

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L’Atalante
Cast
Jean Dasté
Jean
Dita Parlo
Juliette
Michel Simon
Père Jules
Louis Lefebvre
Kid
Gilles Margaritis
Showman
Fanny Clar
Juliette’s mother
Raphaël Diligent
Raspoutine
Maurice Gilles
Manager of the Waterways Company
Credits
Director
Jean Vigo
Screenplay
Jean Vigo
Screenplay
Albert Riéra
Music
Maurice Jaubert
Photography
Boris Kaufman
Photography
Louis Berger
Photography
Jean-Paul Alphen
Editing
Louis Chavance
A production by
Jacques Louis-Nounez

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