Charlotte and Her Boyfriend

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Charlotte and Her Boyfriend
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Produced by Pierre Braunberger
Written by Jean-Luc Godard
Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Gérard Blain, Anne Collette, Jean-Luc Godard (narrator)
Music by Pierre Monsigny
Cinematography Michel Latouche
Edited by Cécile Decugis, Jean-Luc Godard
Release dates
Running time
13 min.
Language French

Charlotte and Her Boyfriend (Charlotte et son Jules) is a 13-minute 1958[1][2] film by Franco-Swiss director Jean-Luc Godard.

It is shot in or from a hotel room, in which Jules (Jean-Paul Belmondo) gives Charlotte (Anne Collette) a seemingly endless and self-indulgent tirade on her faults and his tribulations.

Belmondo's voice is in fact dubbed by Godard.

It is a homage to Jean Cocteau's successful one-act play Le Bel Indifférent, where the roles are opposite.

It can be seen on the Criterion and Optimum DVDs of À Bout de Souffle.[3]


  • Jean-Paul Belmondo as Jules
  • Gérard Blain as The New Boyfriend
  • Anne Collette as Charlotte
  • Jean-Luc Godard as Jules (voice)


  1. McCabe, Colin (2003). Godard Portrait of the Artist at 70. Bloomsbury. pp. 340–341. ISBN 0747563187. 
  2. Roud, Richard (1967). Godard. Thames and Hudson. p. 189. ISBN 0500470103. 

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