Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

DVD - 2009 | French
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A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine.
Audience: Not rated.
Publisher: New York : Criterion Collection, 2009.
ISBN: 9781604651775
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Jeann
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (201 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm + 1 booklet (1 volume (unpaged) ; 12 cm).
Language Note: In French with English subtitles.


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Feb 21, 2019

The director shot the film at 25 years old. Interesting bonus on stories behind and mother-daughter relationship, exactly "suspense without a story".

chantal anne akerman: “If I have a reputation for being difficult, it is because I love the everyday and want to present it. In general people go to the movies precisely to escape the everyday.”

chantal anne akerman: “When most people go to the movies, the ultimate compliment—for them—is to say, 'We didn’t notice the time pass!' With me, you see the time pass. And feel it pass. You also sense that this is the time that leads toward death, that’s why there’s so much resistance. But we’ve experienced those two hours, and not only that. During this time, we feel our existence.”

Jan 23, 2015

I found this movie to be incredibly boring (the fact that it runs 3 hours & 20 minutes certainly doesn't help). Perhaps some women may be able to identify & / or relate to Jeanne Dielman, but for me the end couldn't come quick enough.

Jan 15, 2015

oh my god, two, too.

for 3 hours and 20 minutes a French Belgian woman goes about her strict daily routines, until she doesn't.

brendancarlson Jun 22, 2013

3 hours and 20 minutes of tedium.

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