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The Bride Wore Black (1968)
"La mariée était en noir" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  25 June 1968 (USA)
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Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal? What is her purpose?

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Rene Morane (as Michel Lonsdale)
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Mlle Becker
Sylvine Delannoy ...
Mme Morane
Luce Fabiole ...
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Jacqueline Rouillard
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After trying to commit suicide, the widow Julie Kohler (Jeanne Moreau) pretends to her mother that she will leave her town. Actually she stays, chases and assassinates the five men that accidentally killed her beloved husband in the stairs of the church immediately after their wedding ceremony. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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She was a bride when the violence happened... Now she's a widow and it's going to happen again

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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25 June 1968 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$747,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,463 (USA) (4 November 2011)

Gross:

$42,324 (USA) (11 April 2014)
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This film is François Truffaut's homage to Alfred Hitchcock, made shortly after Truffaut had published a book of extensive interviews with Hitchcock. As part of his homage, Truffaut chose a novel written by Cornell Woolrich, on who's story Hitchcock's Rear Window (1954) was based, and even chose long-time Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann to compose the score. See more »

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Before Julie gets to Robert Coral's apartment, there is a picture of a girl in a bikini just to the left of the door. But when she first enters the apartment, the picture is gone. See more »

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Coral: Permit me to make an impossible wish?
Julie Kohler: Why impossible?
Coral: Because I'm a rather pessimist.
Julie Kohler: I've heard it said: "There are no optimists or pessimists. There are only happy idiots or unhappy ones".
Coral: [smiling] Yes, well. I'm an unhappy idiot then.
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Truffaut's best!
20 May 2004 | by (Western Canada) – See all my reviews

The Bride Wore Black is, for my money, Truffaut's best film! Jeanne Moreau is pitch perfect as the shattered bride, who will stop at nothing to punish the men responsible for her husband's death. She is fully authentic, as she tracks down and dispenses justice to those responsible, with a cold and icy single mindedness, that would make a shark shudder!! This is a must see for all Truffaut fans, one that still remains vivid to me! 9 out of 10!


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