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* LeaveTheCameraRunning: The camera sits on a counter in the title character's kitchen through long takes without zooms or reverse angles, where characters go in and out of the frame as necessary and we can only hear them. Sometimes it stays on as she leaves the house to work or do errands. Something like 95% of the movie is Jeanne going about her domestic routine--doing the dishes, boiling potatoes, shopping for groceries, making the bed--while a stationary camera runs and nothing happens to advance the story. The camera never so much as twitches, staying fixed in various locations while Jeanne goes about her business. The film ends with a ''six minute shot'' of a bloodstained Jeanne sitting at a table, doing nothing.

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* LeaveTheCameraRunning: The camera sits on a counter in the title character's kitchen through long takes without zooms or reverse angles, where characters go in and out of the frame as necessary and we can only hear them. Sometimes it stays on as she leaves the house to work or do errands. Something like 95% of the movie is Jeanne going about her domestic routine--doing the dishes, boiling potatoes, shopping for groceries, making the bed--while a stationary camera runs and nothing happens to advance the story. The camera never so much as twitches, staying fixed in various locations while Jeanne goes about her business. The film ends with a ''six minute shot'' of a bloodstained [[spoiler:a bloodstained]] Jeanne sitting at a table, doing nothing.



* RuleOfThree: Three days, three clients for Jeanne's services. The third one regrets it.
* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: The third client is leisurely humping away on top of Jeanne when she gets an odd look on her face. Soon, and clearly to her shock and bewilderment, she has an orgasm. She's shown looking upset while she's getting dressed. Then she murders the john by stabbing him in the neck with a pair of scissors.

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* RuleOfThree: Three days, three clients for Jeanne's services. The [[spoiler:The third one regrets it.
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* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: The [[spoiler:The third client is leisurely humping away on top of Jeanne when she gets an odd look on her face. Soon, and clearly to her shock and bewilderment, she has an orgasm. She's shown looking upset while she's getting dressed. Then she murders the john by stabbing him in the neck with a pair of scissors.]]


Jeanne (Delphine Seyrig) is a middle-aged Walloon woman living, as one might guess from the title, in Brussels. She lives what seems to be a pretty standard, indeed routine life: cooking, cleaning, doing the laundry, fixing dinner for her teenaged son Sylvain when he gets home. The only thing surprising about her is her job: Jeanne is a prostitute who entertains customers in the apartment when her son is out.

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Jeanne (Delphine Seyrig) (Creator/DelphineSeyrig) is a middle-aged Walloon woman living, as one might guess from the title, in Brussels. She lives what seems to be a pretty standard, indeed routine life: cooking, cleaning, doing the laundry, fixing dinner for her teenaged son Sylvain when he gets home. The only thing surprising about her is her job: Jeanne is a prostitute who entertains customers in the apartment when her son is out.


* LeFilmArtistique: Would you like to watch a 3 1/2 hour movie that follows a woman over three days of her punishingly dull daily routine? Would you like to watch said woman cook dinners and go to the post office and knit and do the dishes? Would you like to watch her have sex--don't worry, that's not exciting either. There are also multiple scenes where Jeanne sits at a table and stares off into space.



* LeFilmArtistique: Would you like to watch a 3 1/2 hour movie that follows a woman over three days of her punishingly dull daily routine? Would you like to watch said woman cook dinners and go to the post office and knit and do the dishes? Would you like to watch her have sex--don't worry, that's not exciting either. There are also multiple scenes where Jeanne sits at a table and stares off into space.

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''Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles''is a 1975 film from UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}} directed by Creator/ChantalAkerman.

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''Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles''is Bruxelles'' is a 1975 film from UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}} directed by Creator/ChantalAkerman.


* LeaveTheCameraRunning: The camera sits on a counter in the title character's kitchen through long takes without zooms or reverse angles, where characters go in and out of the frame as necessary and we can only hear them. Sometimes it stays on as she leaves the house to work or do errands. Something like 95% of the movie is Jeanne going about her domestic routine--doing the dishes, boiling potatoes, shopping for groceries, making the bed--while a stationary camera runs and nothing happens to advance the story. The camera never so much as twitches, staying fixed in various locations while Jeanne goes about her business.

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* LeaveTheCameraRunning: The camera sits on a counter in the title character's kitchen through long takes without zooms or reverse angles, where characters go in and out of the frame as necessary and we can only hear them. Sometimes it stays on as she leaves the house to work or do errands. Something like 95% of the movie is Jeanne going about her domestic routine--doing the dishes, boiling potatoes, shopping for groceries, making the bed--while a stationary camera runs and nothing happens to advance the story. The camera never so much as twitches, staying fixed in various locations while Jeanne goes about her business. The film ends with a ''six minute shot'' of a bloodstained Jeanne sitting at a table, doing nothing.

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* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: The third client is leisurely humping away on top of Jeanne when she gets an odd look on her face. Soon, and clearly to her shock and bewilderment, she has an orgasm. She's shown looking upset while she's getting dressed. Then she murders the john by stabbing him in the neck with a pair of scissors.


* SuperOCD: Jeanne gives off vibes of this. Note how precisely she lays out the dinner ware, or how she pulls out two cubes of sugar and neatly matches them together before putting them in her coffee. When she loses a button on her coat, she has to find an ''exact'' copy of that button. She never seems to relax at home, to take some time to read a book or go for a walk or lie down and take a nap; in one scene where she is without a task to occupy her she starts polishing the ceremonial plates in the curio cabinet.

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* SuperOCD: Jeanne gives off vibes of this. Note how precisely she lays out the dinner ware, or how she pulls out two cubes of sugar and neatly matches them together before putting them in her coffee. When she loses a button on her coat, she has to find an ''exact'' copy of that button. She never seems to relax at home, to take some time to read a book or go for a walk or lie down and take a nap; in one scene where she is without a task to occupy her she starts polishing the ceremonial plates in the curio cabinet. She is visibly upset on the third day when her usual table at the coffee shop is taken and her usual waitress isn't there.

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* SuperOCD: Jeanne gives off vibes of this. Note how precisely she lays out the dinner ware, or how she pulls out two cubes of sugar and neatly matches them together before putting them in her coffee. When she loses a button on her coat, she has to find an ''exact'' copy of that button. She never seems to relax at home, to take some time to read a book or go for a walk or lie down and take a nap; in one scene where she is without a task to occupy her she starts polishing the ceremonial plates in the curio cabinet.

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Inverted, as this film makes the mundane...even more mundane. Watch Jeanne Dielman brew coffee for 11 minutes!


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* RealTime: Not really, as the film takes place over three days. But each of Jeanne's boring little tasks is shown in its entirety. An actual CookingShow probably wouldn't spend as much time showing someone making breaded veal as this film uses to show Jeanne making some.


Jeanne (Delphine Seyrig) is a middle-aged Walloon woman living, as one might guess from the title, in Brussels. She lives what seems to be a pretty standard, indeed routine life: cooking, cleaning, doing the laundry, fixing dinner for her teenaged son when he gets home. The only thing surprising about her is her job: Jeanne is a prostitute who entertains customers in the apartment when her son is out.

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Jeanne (Delphine Seyrig) is a middle-aged Walloon woman living, as one might guess from the title, in Brussels. She lives what seems to be a pretty standard, indeed routine life: cooking, cleaning, doing the laundry, fixing dinner for her teenaged son Sylvain when he gets home. The only thing surprising about her is her job: Jeanne is a prostitute who entertains customers in the apartment when her son is out.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Hints after Jeanne's second client departs that something has disturbed her equilibrium and thrown off her formerly machine-like domestic routine. She burns the potatoes; she starts having to backtrack after forgetting to turn off lights in the apartment. On the third day of the story she drops her son's shoes while shining them.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Hints after Jeanne's second client departs that something has disturbed her equilibrium and thrown off her formerly machine-like domestic routine. She burns the potatoes; she starts having to backtrack after forgetting to turn off lights in the apartment. On the third day of the story she drops her son's shoes while shining them. She actually steps outside to her balcony!



* LeFilmArtistique: Would you like to watch a 3 1/2 hour movie that follows a woman over three days of her punishingly dull daily routine? Would you like to watch said woman cook dinners and go to the post office and knit and do the dishes? Would you like to watch her have sex--don't worry, that's not exciting either.

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* LeFilmArtistique: Would you like to watch a 3 1/2 hour movie that follows a woman over three days of her punishingly dull daily routine? Would you like to watch said woman cook dinners and go to the post office and knit and do the dishes? Would you like to watch her have sex--don't worry, that's not exciting either. There are also multiple scenes where Jeanne sits at a table and stares off into space.


* LongTitle: It's her adddress.

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* LongTitle: It's her adddress. Even the title is long and boring!

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* LeFilmArtistique: Would you like to watch a 3 1/2 hour movie that follows a woman over three days of her punishingly dull daily routine? Would you like to watch said woman cook dinners and go to the post office and knit and do the dishes? Would you like to watch her have sex--don't worry, that's not exciting either.

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* TheUnreveal: Has Sylvain figured out how his mom is paying the bills? His comments seem strangely apropos: the first night he's home he says he can't understand how a woman would sleep with a man she doesn't love, and on the second night he talks about his father and how he didn't like it once he got TheTalk from a friend and found out his mom and dad were having sex. The film doesn't clarify.


* LeaveTheCameraRunning: The camera sits on a counter in the title character's kitchen through long takes without zooms or reverse angles, where characters go in and out of the frame as necessary and we can only hear them. Sometimes it stays on as she leaves the house to work or do errands. Something like 95% of the movie is Jeanne going about her domestic routine--doing the dishes, boiling potatoes, shopping for groceries, making the bed--while a stationary camera runs and nothing happens to advance the story.

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* LeaveTheCameraRunning: The camera sits on a counter in the title character's kitchen through long takes without zooms or reverse angles, where characters go in and out of the frame as necessary and we can only hear them. Sometimes it stays on as she leaves the house to work or do errands. Something like 95% of the movie is Jeanne going about her domestic routine--doing the dishes, boiling potatoes, shopping for groceries, making the bed--while a stationary camera runs and nothing happens to advance the story. The camera never so much as twitches, staying fixed in various locations while Jeanne goes about her business.



* TitleDrop: Jeanne reads her address off a letter.

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* TitleDrop: Jeanne reads her address off a letter.letter.
* TheVoice: The woman who drops off her baby for Jeanne to babysit for a while, then returns, and goes on an exceedingly boring spiel about her day. The camera remains fixed (as always) on Jeanne inside the door, so the woman is only a voice on the other side of the door.

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