Rendezvous at Bray

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Rendezvous at Bray
Directed by André Delvaux
Produced by Mag Bodard
Written by Julien Gracq
André Delvaux
Starring Anna Karina
Music by Frédéric Devreese
Cinematography Ghislain Cloquet
Edited by Nicole Berckmans
Distributed by Parc Film (France)
Release date
  • June 1971 (1971-06)
Running time
90 minutes
Country France
Language French

Rendezvous at Bray (French: Rendez-vous à Bray) is a 1971 French-Belgian drama film directed by André Delvaux and starring Anna Karina.[1] It was entered into the 21st Berlin International Film Festival.[2] Much of the film may be imagined by the characters and much is unexplained, leaving viewers to come up with their own interpretations.


Jacques, a composer serving as a fighter pilot during the First World War, asks his friend Julien, a Luxembourger working as a music journalist in Paris, to meet him at Bray behind the front lines. His family’s country house is there, looked after by a solitary housekeeper. Jacques has not arrived when Julien turns up and is let in by the beautiful but largely silent woman. While she prepares him dinner, he reflects on the ups and downs of his life in Paris before the war with the charming rich Jacques and his vivacious girl friend Odile. After showing him to a bedroom, the servant spends the night with him. In the morning, he rushes off to the railway station but does not board the Paris train. Something, we do not know what, impels him to stay.



  1. ^ "NY Rendezvous at Bray". Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  2. ^ " Awards for Rendezvous at Bray". Retrieved 14 March 2010. 

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