Rendez-vous

France, 1985

A film by
André Téchiné

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Juliette Binoche gives an electrifying performance in her first leading role in the searingly memorable and deeply moving Rendez-Vous, a mesmerising study of love, loss, and redemption.

 

Free-spirited actress Nina (Juliette Binoche) has just turned 18 and moved to Paris to pursue her dream of being an actress. Following a string of casual sexual encounters she meets timid estate-agent Paulot (Wadeck Stanczak). He is immediately smitten with her but she is more interested in his flatmate Quentin (Lambert Wilson). Quentin is an aggressive, emotionally disturbed actor who performs in live sex shows. Quentin and Nina are drawn into an intensely sexual and violent relationship that is overshadowed by a disturbing and ultimately dangerous secret from his past.

 

Into this triangle comes theatre director Scrutzler (Jean-Louis Trintignant). He casts Nina as Juliet in his new staging of Romeo and Juliet. But does Nina have the emotional maturity and the talent to fully explore this complex role? Is her performance defined by her relationship with Quentin?

 

Rendez-Vous was Juliette Binoche's first leading role. She was cast at short notice before filming began in December 1984. This role epitomised her early persona as a complex and thoroughly modern protagonist. She received her first César nomination as Best Actress for Rendez-Vous, while director André Téchiné won the Best Director award at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival.

Official Selection

Cannes Film Festival
1985

Nominee: BEST ACTRESS

Cannes Film Festival
1985

Nominee: BEST ACTRESS

César du Cinéma
1985

Quentin

Lambert Wilson

Nina

Juliette Binoche

Paulot

Wadeck Stanczak

Gertrude
Dominique Lavanant

Fred
Jean-Louis Vitrac

with a special appearance by
Jean-Louis Trintignant

as Scrutzler

Rendez-Vous
– Trailers –

 

French trailer with English subtitles

 

Italian reissue trailer

 

Polish TV spot

 

– Posters –

French TV spot

 

– Stills –

 

– Select scene –

"I won't play Juliet"

 

– From the archives –

Original audition featuring Juliette Binoche

 

Juliette Binoche talks about Rendez-Vous

 

Juliette Binoche, André Téchiné and
Lambert Wilson at Cannes, 1985 (FR)

 

– Soundtrack –
Rendez-vous

"Theme from Rendez-vous"

"Le Club"

 

– Documents –
Rendez-vous

Press kit
PDF - French
1985
7.5mb

Rendez-Vous

Movie card
PDF - French
1985
1.1mb

 

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