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1,496 Ratings

Betty Blue

37°2 le matin

Directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix
France, 1986
Drama, Romance
  • French
  • English


A story of two lovers—Zorg (Jean-Hugues Anglade), a novelist, and Betty (Beatrice Dalle), a sexy, mercurial woman—who fall into an all-consuming relationship, moving from a remote shack to bohemian Paris and back to a dreamy rural town, in this intense story of struggling with love and lust.

Our take

Jean-Jacques Beineix’s stylish, ultra-erotic film—with an unforgettably fierce debut by Béatrice Dalle—erupted with such a slick new style that a whole movement was named around it (along with the work of Luc Besson & Leos Carax!): Cinéma du look. This director’s cut never screened in UK theatres!

Betty Blue Directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1987 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

BAFTA Awards

1987 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

César Awards

1987 | Winner: Best Poster

1987 | 8 nominations including: Best Film

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