Two English Girls

  • 1971
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama

Francois Truffaut's TWO ENGLISH GIRLS is a love story examining the complications of one man's romance with two women, in a reversal of JULES AND JIM (both films are based on novels by Henri-Pierre Roche). Set at the beginning of the 20th century, the film focuses on Claude (Jean-Pierre Leaud), a young art critic and aspiring author who charms his way through...read more

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Francois Truffaut's TWO ENGLISH GIRLS is a love story examining the complications of one man's romance with two women, in a reversal of JULES AND JIM (both films are based on novels by Henri-Pierre Roche). Set at the beginning of the 20th century, the film focuses on Claude (Jean-Pierre

Leaud), a young art critic and aspiring author who charms his way through life. In Paris he meets Anne (Kika Markham), a liberated young woman who invites him to spend the summer at the seaside cottage she shares with her sister, Muriel (Stacey Tendeter). Though Anne shows some initial interest in

Claude, she secretly intends that he fall in love with the puritanical Muriel. Her plot works, but when she herself has a tryst with Claude, the situation becomes increasingly intense. One of Truffaut's darker films, TWO ENGLISH GIRLS is compared much too often to its companion piece, JULES AND

JIM. Both films shine light on the personality of Roche (Truffaut had access to his unpublished diaries), mainly through the characters of Catherine (Jeanne Moreau in JULES AND JIM) and Claude. However, TWO ENGLISH GIRLS is more interestingly viewed as a precursor to Truffaut's later film THE

STORY OF ADELE H., with Muriel bearing remarkable similarities to Adele Hugo.

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  • Released: 1971
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Francois Truffaut's TWO ENGLISH GIRLS is a love story examining the complications of one man's romance with two women, in a reversal of JULES AND JIM (both films are based on novels by Henri-Pierre Roche). Set at the beginning of the 20th century, the film… (more)

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