Betty Blue: Director’s Cut

In the late eighties that poster adorned every young man's wall, and not just because the French subtitle looked chic. However, those who sneer at Jean-Jacques Beineix's film (here available on DVD only through HMV shops), putting its charm down simply to Béatrice Dalle's deeply erotic mouth (and suchlike), miss the point. Yes, it's visually ravishing throughout (as the pinnacle of the Cinéma Du Look) but it also lives by the true definition of Romantic Art, which has tragic connotations.

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In the late eighties that poster adorned every young man’s wall, and not just because the French subtitle looked chic. However, those who sneer at Jean-Jacques Beineix’s film (here available on DVD only through HMV shops), putting its charm down simply to B

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