• 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 Laurie 2023-01-16 01:54:02

      8.3 I have no self-confidence, lack a sense of security, I am at a loss in life, and it is difficult to make friends. People tell me to change, but they do not understand that this is not a matter of choice, it is just my nature, but everyone has different It's just that, in other aspects of life, I have more happiness than anyone...

    • By Roselyn 2022-12-24 00:56:50

      Rohmer strikes again #Because of sensitivity, Gu Ying is self-pity and self-centered, rejects many external factors but doesn’t know what he wants, wants to get high-quality love but can’t stand loneliness and is afraid of being hurt,” It’s better to wait than to have a dream destroyed.” I hate people who have such a mentality. Change can’t rely on the so-called green light, but depends on your own reason and hard...

    • By Theo 2022-09-26 10:45:45

      4.0 "Green Light" represents a hope for life wrapped in romanticism. Therefore, when the heroine is extremely insecure and insecure, even if she encounters someone who may be willing to listen to her, she is more concerned about whether there is a sign brought by "green light" to help her confirm. Every disturbing conversation and walk is self-doubt and conviction (how contradictory and how real) Rohmer's understanding of the unease of some women and the many trivial and seemingly unreasonable...

    • By Adalberto 2022-08-21 22:45:33

      Could aka Teenage Capricorn Troubles? She and I, like many others, like to wander off and give others the "I don't like you don't want to be near you" delusion treat ourselves as outsiders and never pretend like we can ever fit in . But Rohmer (and all that) can notice Capricorn's quiet restlessness and patience in a crowd, which is scary for Capricorns (or just...

    • By Brandi 2022-08-21 00:25:36

      Rohmer sees women and love too thoroughly, so that everyone can find too many shadows of themselves in this neurotic and fragile woman who believes too much in fate. She may be annoying and ridiculous on the screen, but in life. How many people are not like this. They have their own persistence and opinions. What they want seems to be clear, but they actually don't know what they want. Of course the ending is...

    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.