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Blue is the warmest color

Blue is the warmest color

La vie d'Adèle - chapitres 1 & 2

DVD - 2014 | French | DVD edition
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The colorful, electrifying romance that took the Cannes Film Festival by storm courageously dives into a young woman's experiences of first love and sexual awakening. Blue is the Warmest Color stars the remarkable newcomer Adèle Exarchopoulos as a high schooler who, much to her own surprise, plunges into a thrilling relationship with a female twentysomething art student, played by Léa Seydoux. Directed by Adbellatif Kechiche, this finely detailed, intimate epic sensitively renders the erotic abandon of youth. It has captivated international audiences and been widely embraced as a defining love story for the new century.
Edition: DVD edition
ISBN: 9781604658262
Branch Call Number: DVD 843 BLU FRENCH
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (179 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
laser optical,NTSC,rda
video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
Alternative Title: Vie d'Adèle - chapitres 1 et 2


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Starring Léa Seydoux

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Feb 11, 2020

Too long, but otherwise all-around top-notch production extremely well-acted. The explicit sex scenes appear passionately authentic without gynecological close-ups or moisture.

Apr 23, 2018

This is a beautiful movie about a young girl discovering herself and love. You really feel for her as she seems to be drawn to older and more experienced people and often talks about how everyone is "so intelligent, and how she doesn't know what to talk to them about".
Yes - the sex scenes (lesbian and heterosexual) are VERY explicit and boarder on porn. I am not sure if they are totally necessary to that degree but I guess it did help explain the depth of her confusion and love for people.

Dec 30, 2016

"those sex scenes are very intense don't how it got only a NC 17 rating should have a X rating. "
NC-17 rating was created in 1990 to replace the X rating. NC-17 is far more explicit in every way to an R rating.
A List of NC-17 rated films and an explanation of why can be found in an interesting Wikipedia article at

Aug 25, 2016

those sex scenes are very intense don't how it got only a NC 17 rating should have a X rating. good movie though.

Jun 24, 2016

Blue has always been an intense color for me but it was made even more vibrant in this feature. I appreciate the passion and abandon with which it was produced. Though I am saddened by the tragedies (small and big) here, I have to applaud the craft, the artistry, and the depth of this film. Amazing depictions of the inner secrets of love in our community.

Nov 13, 2015

I like the this movie but it can be shorter. Its an universal love story that a heterosexual person can identify with. My main complain is also a common one: the sex scene is too much and too graphic. We got the idea and should not spend too much time on it. The X-ray portion is kind of distracting from the story. I have to push the fast forward button and I can't recommend this movie to a young adult, too bad . I love Lea Seydoux's acting she reminds me of Michele Pieffer, very convincing as a lesbian. You want this relationship to work and they are so sweet together but their background, aspiration, and expectation get in the way.

Oct 09, 2015

The graphic novel was better.
The sex scenes were obviously scripted by a guy. =P

May 30, 2015

Good film, but its pulse is slow and long.

Apr 30, 2015

Excellent movie. Well scripted and very well acted. It is very slow, so that may be off-putting to some, but that pace rewards the patient viewer with a real sense of the lives of the main characters. It is also a sad movie, about disappointment and acceptance, but it is done so well that it feels real, which is more than can be said for most of today's fast-paced movies. WARNING: sex scenes - especially the lesbian ones - are extremely explicit and the first of them is quite long. Anyone who is offended by explicit sex and full nudity should be forewarned. In my opinion, the length and explicit nature of the sex scenes is essential in accurately conveying the emotional content of the movie.

Apr 14, 2015

Loved this movie. Finally a coming of age film about women loving women. I thought the sex scenes were so well done. The story isa timeless one about love and loss in the end . Beautifully shot and beautifully acted.

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Jul 11, 2014

Adele teaching kids color:

Monday is all gray.
Tuesday, yellow like hay.
Pink Wednesday, stay home and play.
Blue Thursday comes our way.
Thursday green is next seen.
Friday green! ...

Jul 10, 2014

Entire No Need Poem:
The elephant's trunk
is for picking up pistachios:
no need to bend over.
The giraffe's neck
is for grazing on stars:
no need to fly.
The chameleon's skin,
green, blue, lavender, white,
as it wishes,
is for hiding from ravenous animals:
no need to flee.
The turtle's shell,
is for sleeping inside,
even in winter:
no need for a house.
The poet's poem,
is for saying all of that
and a thousand thousand thousand other things:
no need to understand.

Jul 10, 2014

Try Existentialism is a Humanism. Good introduction. And not too hard. The idea behind Sartre is that existence precedes essence. We're born, we exist...and then define ourselves by our actions. It gives us a great responsibility.
Maybe I'm bad at philosophy, but for me, existence, essence is like the chicken and the egg. I don't think we can ever know what came first.
He said we can choose our lives without any higher principle.

Jul 10, 2014

Adele teaching her first graders:
"No Need" by Alain Bosquet.
"The elephant's trunk
is for picking up pistachios.
No need to bend down."
"The giraffe's neck
is for grazing on the stars.
No need to fly."
"The chameleon's skin,
green, blue, purple, white,
is for hiding from animals.
No need to run away."
"The poem of the poet
is to say all this
and thousands and thousands
of other things.
No need to understand."


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