• 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 Ignatius 2022-09-17 15:12:03

      "Green Light": A Story of Knowing and Accepting Yourself

      When summer and long vacations come together, everyone has travel plans. Delphine, who originally had plans, suddenly missed the appointment, and the plans were in vain. The holidays are approaching day by day. , and at this time, the remaining Delphine became more and more upset...

      This is the beginning of "Green Light", a situation that we often encounter in our lives. This opening made me take it for granted that this would be a movie about a...

    • By Maddison 2022-09-12 12:53:15

      "Green Light" movie script

      "Green Light" Movie

      Text / (France) Translated by El Rommel
      / Shan Wanli

      , may the moment of heart-to-heart come soon!
      ——The opening subtitles of Rimbaud

      are accompanied by a sad and elegant piece of music played by the alto. The subtitles end and the music fades away.
      Handwritten captions appear on white substrate:

      Monday, July 2nd

      Street, EXTERIOR, DAY
      A building of square stone, surrounded by greenery, and the street in...

    • By Chaim 2022-07-06 23:57:17

      wait for green light

      It rained intermittently, and the grass in front of the window grew a head taller. In the fading night, there was a faint sound of birds, the
      sky . It was still pitch black, reminiscent of a lonely journey in the mountains.

      In those years that are gradually drifting away, those days when you are alone, there are always cold nights to accompany you.

      In his ears, Eason Chan's young voice gradually heard a touch of sadness. Come to think of it, he deeply understood the...

    • By Liam 2022-07-06 19:37:33

      floating Delphine

      Copyright notice: This article was first published on the public account of Shanyi International Women's Film Festival, and the copyright belongs to Shanyi International Women's Film Festival.

      Remember when a man at the dinner table brought a plate of flowers to her? Delphine grabbed a white flower absentmindedly at first (the first time it was even empty, the second time it was worthy), but she didn't stop grabbing, so the white flower...

    • By Deja 2022-07-06 17:20:54

      My Broken Love Diary

          A lovelorn girl, with a sullen air, wanders aimlessly in the countryside, small towns, mountains, beaches and Paris streets, killing her two-month long vacation. She turned the calendar one by one, and she couldn't stop anywhere. Being alone or getting along with relatives, friends, and strangers could not dispel the emotionless boredom in her heart.

          The first time I saw Eric Rohmer's film, I was a little unaccustomed to the minimalism of white clothes and plain clothes....

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    • 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...

    • By Aurelio 2022-07-06 23:31:35

      After watching "Green Light", I almost wondered if what I watched and what others watched was the same movie. Everything is too plain and trivial. The occasional beauty and moving parts of this kind of life-streaming documentary-style films are only due to the audience's curiosity and prying psychology for exotic places and other people's mundane life, and have nothing to do with the style, content and theme of the film. Let me stay away from Rohmer's films in the...

    • By Kirstin 2022-07-06 19:30:34

      Kind of can't stand that woman, especially when she's miserable about being single and giving a tirade about her vegetarian...

    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.