Rendezvous in July (Rendez-vous de juillet)
Rendezvous in July (Rendez-vous de juillet) (1949)

Jacques Becker's Rendez-vous de Juillet has been credited as the first postwar European film to accurately depict the Continental "youth culture." Teenaged Lucien (Daniel Gelin) aspires to become a filmmaker, and to that end… More

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DVD Release Date: December 22, 1998
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Time Out

Allowing that the film's milieu and range of situations had not yet become hackneyed, Becker's characters are still very thin (the dreamer, the schemer, the cheeky comic relief), the tone rather uncertain.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Jacques Becker was one of the best French directors to emerge after the occupation, combining the elevated realism of Jean Renoir (for whom he'd worked as an assistant) with a flair for black comedy and caricature.

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An interseting portrait of the period, it provides refreshing roles for a number of newcomers.

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