The Slipped Disc Daily comfort zone (36): Jules et Jim

The Slipped Disc Daily comfort zone (36): Jules et Jim


norman lebrecht

April 21, 2020

A formative film for my generation, one of the simplest and most organic ever made by Francois Truffaut. And with the most evocative soundtrack and a surprisingly well-sung theme song. Sing it again, Moreau.

The trailer

The song

The full suite by Georges Delerue


  • Delphine1962 says:

    Ah, thank you so much for this. I don’t think I ever managed to “get over” this magical film.

  • Stephen says:

    Thanks for this post. It reminded me of a Fast Show sketch which might also cheer you up? Go on to YouTube and type in “Fast Show – French Art House Film” Enjoy!

  • Ingeborg Baumann says:

    Thank you. I simply love this film and Jeanne Moreau’s song. And of course the wonderful play and voice of Oscar Werner. My favorite film since more than 50 years.

  • Phil Ayling says:

    I love the film and I have always been a fan of George Delerue’s music. His scores were often simple and direct and he was wonderful to work for.

    However, I believe the song Le Tourbillon was written by Serge Rezvani. He is primarily known as a writer and painter, but I believe he also played guitar for the vocal tracks on the film.

  • Fan says:

    Music and film are both time-based art. Mr. Lebrecht can certainly include more film-related contents on this website.

  • Alexander Tarak says:

    As a child I grew up with this song in early sixties.
    Wonderful lyrics, iconic song, beautifully sung.
    (For the record, Jeanne Moreau’s mother was from Yorkshire).

  • CHNina says:

    Oskar Werner, Jeanne Moreau, what more can you ask for? Thank you for this!