Blue Is the Warmest Colour (La vie d'Adèle) Sunday, 05 April 2020

Blue Is the Warmest Colour (La vie d'Adèle)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    R18+: High impact sex scenes.

  • The pitch:

    Blue movie.

  • Starring:

    Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing, Catherine Salée, Benjamin Siksou, Mona Walravens, Alma Jodorowsky, Jérémie Laheurte, Anne Loiret, Benoît Pilot

  • Directed by:

    Abdellatif Kechiche

  • Running time:

    179 minutes

  • Rated:

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), NC-17 (USA)


    A woman is slapped, pushed, shoved. Arguing, yelling. Object smashed.


    Couples have sex (male-female; female-female). Oral sex, masturbation, orgasm, breast-licking, fingering, bum-slapping. Flirting, kissing, (male-female; female-female; male-male), undressing. Full female nudity, full male nudity. Nude statues, paintings. Skimpy clothing, exposed midriffs, swimwear. Strong sexual-themed discussion. Infidelity.


    Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne). Club setting. Smoking.


    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, crap. Name-calling. Slang for sex acts. Derogatory terms for women, homosexuals. Homophobia. Religious references and exclamations.


    Sexual identity, relationships, love, homosexuality, love at first sight, predestination, Life of Marianne by Pierre de Marivaux, reading, music, art, comfort eating, rejection, discrimination, angst, class, transformation, teaching, infidelity.


    Relationship breakups. Pigeon, moth, snot. Ham, oysters eaten. Loosely based on the novel by Julie Maroh.


    Near-perfect, sprawling, emotional, absorbing, moving, passionate, poignant, heart-rending, compelling, intimate, epic, extraordinary, prolonged, elegant, sublime, transportative, truthful, satisfying, enriching, immersive, rare, exhilarating, raw, honest. Exceptional performances, minutely detailed, searingly erotic, sexually explicit, long and winding narrative, virtuous direction, good pacing, a masterpiece, captures the ease and urgency of first love.


    Several obvious plot points are spelled out.

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