I need to see this film now.
Any ideas? DVD? VHS? BLUERAY? *beep*!
All I can say is to keep an eye well open at cinema channels, the electic ones, that will show all kinds of movies from all eras. It was on just tonight around here, I could have recorded it but it didn't seem worthy. The writting is too predticable, the drama gets to be melodramatic and all in all, I have to say that this movie is only worth for few other actors other than the muse Brigitte Bardot. It's definitly not a must, only if you're a dedicated Bardot fan trying to get to watch all of her movies. But she's been in much better ones.share
i just got done watching it and thought it was great. definitely one of the weakest clouzot movies i have seen, but still worth every minute of it. there's a copy floating around for download on line on a few sites. good luck.share
I confirm for the "copy floating around" which helped me to re-watch this -excuse my French- masterpiece.
Great filming, great cinematography, great acting (the whole cast is first rate), great insight given by the scenario on youth in France and Paris in 1958.
One of Clouzot's greatest achievements. Which means one truely great movie.
"great insight given by the scenario on youth in France and Paris in 1958" ???
It was 1960!
But I agree with all the rest!
This summer I heard Joseph Losey say in an interview recorded shortly before he died, that he was much impressed by this film.
Well, today I got round to seeing it (a few years ago I picked up a videocassette for 2 euros).
Somewhat quirky in its exposition and dramatic logic, the film is--I agree with some of the others on this board--a masterpiece.
and a very strange one!
Students' Paris, the Left Bank of 1959, is marvellously real in the film.
Moreover, there's an irrepressible subversion at the heart of the film.
Think of the 'good' sister, the parents as well, not to mention jurors et al., how their irreproachable lives are subtly revealed to be 'empty' when the spotlight of 'la verité' (Dominique-BB) is turned on.
Normally I react with distaste to Brigitte Bardot's sex kitten antics on screen. But in this film, she's more than just 'right', she's unforgettable, amazing.
Great review, I'll show this the the others to see recommend this masterpiece!
A calendar shown in the film reads "October 1958."share