• Director: Éric Rohmer
  • Writer: Marie Rivière,Éric Rohmer
  • Countries of origin: France
  • Language: French, English, Spanish, German
  • Release date: August 29, 1986
  • Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes
  • Sound mix: Mono
  • Aspect ratio: 1.66 : 1
  • Also known as: Zelena zraka
  • "Le rayon vert" is a romantic film directed by Eric Rohmer and starring Mary Ryley, which was released in the United States on August 29, 1986.
    The film tells the story of Defen, a girl who just broke up with her boyfriend, who is looking for love while traveling.


    • Release date August 29, 1986
    • Filming locations Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
    • Production companies Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, P.T.T., Les Films du Losange

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    • By Mona 2022-12-27 11:43:41

      "The Director's Talk" "Green Light"

      The famous French film director Eric Rohmer (originally Maurice Shelley) was born in 1920, and in the late 1940s became the backbone of the film club and film critic. He served as editor of Cahiers du Cinéma when it first appeared in 1951, and then as editor-in-chief from 1957 until 1963. In 1959, following several attempts in the field of short films, he directed his first feature film, The Lion's Mark, and with this film he entered the ranks of "new wave"...

    • By Misael 2022-12-22 01:16:29

      green light

      I finally watched Le Rayon vert last night, watching a woman go to those embarrassing places again and again in order to avoid the loneliness in the eyes of the world, and be embarrassed with many people. There is really nothing to talk about. As long as a person walks silently in the forest and walks on the road, he will not meet anyone. In this way, a person weeps because of the insignificance of nature, or because of his own insignificance and loneliness. Give yourself an unnecessarily...

    • By Rogelio 2022-12-11 16:31:57

      your green light

      I haven't seen such a light film for a long time, there is no atmosphere of wanton creation, such a life.

      Sometimes I feel that travel may be suitable for a person, walking all the way, talking to myself, and then recording the flow around me with my pen and eyes The world. I have traveled alone, maybe I am afraid, I always feel that I have no reason to be a part of other people's memories, so I would rather go alone.

      People are always alone, wearing masks, longing for...

    • By Chesley 2022-11-14 03:08:06

      “Lettuce is a friend with a light taste”

      Delphine, from the Latin Delphina, means "woman from the Temple of Delphi". The Temple of Delphi is famous for the prophecies of the priestess Pythia. In a state of ecstasy, Pythia is possessed by the god Apollo and speaks his oracles/prophecies, revealing the fate of the city-state or individual.

      The heroine's experience is a story of waiting for fate, hearing the prophecy and fulfilling the prophecy. The playing cards by the sea were an omen, and on...

    • By Melba 2022-11-09 07:47:03

      Green light in my life, I'm searching for you.

      Probably my favorite movie so far. When I watched the first half, I always felt that the pretentious heroine was very annoying, but the more I went to the back, the more I could find my own shadow in her: I was afraid of loneliness, but I couldn't adapt to the crowd. Sensitive and fragile, when no one is around, she sheds tears without warning, and keeps covering herself with "worked hard". One second he was still living in an illusory obsession, and the next second he...

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    • By Madonna 2023-05-30 00:24:08

      Seeing this "Green Light" during the summer vacation, which was also a bit unhappy, it seems that I can better understand the ups and downs of the heroine. In Rohmer's own pedigree of works, there is indeed some reflection. He is no longer greeted and sent to the world like a game, but upholds a certain love of obsession, looking for the belonging of the heart in the crowd. In the end, staring at the sunset with a pure longing is the most sincere prayer to the sky. The moment when the green...

    • By Jeanette 2023-05-04 15:11:48

      Only those who have experienced the heroine's life in a busy city but are lonely and helpless can understand this film. Rohmer made this film completely to present a kind of abnormal mood that appears in contemporary people. The story of this film is completely for the Emotional presentation and service, Rohmer did very successfully, at least touched me, only the lonely people in the downtown can save themselves, and the help of others will only be in...

    • By Angela 2023-04-23 18:05:17

      Rohmer's representative work, 1986 Venice Golden Lion Award. 1. Simple and simple talk about the flow of life, analyze women's loneliness and the search for pure love. 2. The camera does not move or moves slowly, and the dialogue is mainly aimed at a close-up or close-up of a person. The sequence of shots and the soundtrack are only [American Summer] violin music. 3. The natural light in the real scene, the color matching of the clothes is pleasing to the eye, blue, white, red, and surging...

    • By Tyra 2023-03-26 09:30:13

      I'd rather see her never theatrically meet the right person and wait for the director to come up with a...

    • By Gilberto 2023-03-22 07:41:30

      Incredibly good. Everyone asks Delphine, "Why are you alone?" "Why are you unhappy?" "What the hell are you thinking?" It's pretty clear what Delphine is thinking, isn't it? "I'm going back to Paris soon, but I don't really want to go back now." She didn't want to accommodate, she wanted to wait, and this was the answer. Rohmer probably really liked faith and miracles, so six years later he made The Winter's...

    Movie plot

    As the summer approaches, Delphine has just ended a relationship with a man, and her girlfriend who was willing to go on vacation with her has changed her mind. Although there are still many well-meaning relatives and friends inviting Defen, she is always gloomy. So, throughout the vacation, Defen roamed between the city, the countryside, the seaside, and the mountains. She was always looking for an indescribable feeling, or she was...
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    "Le rayon vert" is a great movie that depicts expectations. Rohmer shows the world a process of finding happiness through "Le rayon vert", which is also a confused but firm process. How important is the expectation of reaching the end, so he does not describe the destination, but the expectation, and then he ends abruptly. All the happiness is completely concentrated in the last 2 minutes of the film and released in the cheers of the...
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    Movie quotes

    • Delphine: I'm not stubborn. Life is stubborn toward me.

    • Delphine: [crying about her problems] I'm forgetting them. I didn't think of them. You talk of showing things... I don't know, I don't have anything. If I had something to show, people would see it, that's all!

    • Delphine: You talk of showing things... I don't know, I don't have anything. Things aren't obvious to me. I'm not normal, like you. When I make an effort I try to listen, to talk to people. I listen, I watch what's going on. If people don't come to me it's because I'm worthless and... if I had something to show, people would see it, that's all.