Jules arrives in Paris from Austria, where h e is befriended by Jim. Together they embark on a riotously Bohemian life. Kate the untamed German girl steals their hea rts in turn, and so begins the moving story of 3 people in l ove with life and each other '
Henri-Pierre Roche devoted his life to the arts, numbering Duchamp, Brancusi, Braque, Satie and Picasso amongst his closest friends. Jules et Jim, an autobiographical novel, was originally published in France in 1953 and was followed by Deux Anglaises et le Continent, which Truffaut also made into a film.