• 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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    Movie reviews

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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 Madalyn 2023-09-22 12:31:21

      It turns out that vegetarians are really prone to entanglement and...

    • By Aliza 2023-08-19 15:53:03

      Although it belongs to the "Comedy and Proverbs" series, there is actually some joy until the end, and the overall tone is so tragic that it is rare in any Rohmer film. The individual loneliness separated from the background of the times gives the whole film some metaphysical meaning. Rohmer is also extremely gentle. He doesn't want to see his character fall into eternal frustration and pursuit. When the green light flashes in the last two seconds, the character and the audience participate in...

    • By Jasmin 2023-08-15 14:21:09

      I can't get enough of this Rohmer, it lacks both connotation and interest. In the end, she is a woman who is lonely in her heart and desperate for love, but her appearance is flat, her language is dull, her logic is chaotic, she is full of dissatisfaction with herself and her surroundings, rejects all kindness and appreciation for her, and finally falls into her heart. The legend of green light, fragile and...

    • By Kellie 2023-07-29 15:42:08

      Say "Listen to Me"/There is a green light/Where is happiness/Green Light I'm Searching for You/Always won't hold...

    • By Maximillian 2023-07-18 20:49:34

      Literary and fresh is hypocritical, traveling all day, reading books at the station, being aloof, sensitive, fragile and tangled, talking about vegetarianism in front of people, longing for love but resisting, complaining to people everywhere, pity and self-pity. At the end, I saw a miracle at the sunset and I believed in love again. It was really vulgar and I was not touched at...

    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 very operational in life.

    • 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!