Great Songs/Themes in Films #3: “Le Tourbillon” in Truffaut’s Jules et Jim

 

There is a magical moment in François Truffaut’s 1962 film Jules et Jim when the  breathtaking Jeanne Moreau sings a French folk song — Le Tourbillon” (“The Whirlwind”) — to her two male companions. Unable to decide between the two men (played by Oskar Werner and Henri Serre), she sings this song about emotional turbulence.

It became a popular hit in France. But I warn you: Once heard, it takes up permanent residence  in your head and will be heard in perpetuity.

Absolutely joyful.

 

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2 thoughts on “Great Songs/Themes in Films #3: “Le Tourbillon” in Truffaut’s Jules et Jim

  1. Wonderful scene from a wonderful film. Thanks for sharing, mon ami.

    I miss anticipating and seeing new Truffaut films.

    • In a previous life, I was on the platform at an event at which Jeanne Moreau was given an honorary degree.

      Do you think I got even one word out of my mouth? No chance. I was completely starstruck.

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