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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.
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French trailer with English subtitles
Italian reissue trailer
Polish TV spot
Original audition featuring Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche talks about Rendez-Vous
"Theme from Rendez-vous"