In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile a wealthy art student loses her first husband to a stray Resistance bullet; at the... See full summary »
Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed. All these characters twist their way through an intricate and stylish French language thriller.
Claude Brasseur. and one of his touching, powerful, seductive roles. Jean Carmet as a magnificent Francois. and Simone Signoret. a good adaptation of novel and right details for define Maupassant's life. the childhood, the love stories, the fall, the end. all at its place. but, after its end, despite the acting, script and images, the impression is to see only a sketch. useful for discover the life of Guy de Maupassant but, maybe, not enough. sure, it is only a film. sure, few scenes are just fireworks. but the feminine presences are, in many cases, only shadows or promises. silhouettes. the status of hunter of Maupassant is not enough for understand the purpose of his passion. his victims seems be only stamps. and the solutions- the androgen by Miou/Miou- are only sketches of characters. in fact, an interesting introduction to the Maupassant's universe.
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