Normandy, second half of the nineteenth century. Jeanne Dandieu lives in a manor house with her parents and their servant Rosalie. She gets to know Julien, a handsome man, whom she soon ... See full summary »
Anna, twenty-seven, married to building contractor Eric, refuses to live in his wake. Craving independence, she can exist through the art gallery she runs, but isn't this occupation a mere ... See full summary »
Through her answers to police inspector Corbin's questions, investigating Dr Danieli's suicide, Catherine Racan draws her self-portrait. The ambitious young journalist indeed tells how she ... See full summary »
Frédéric, a shy small-town man, falls in love with Anne, a middle class woman married to Didier, who cheats on her with top model Barbara. Catherine, a very determined woman, is secretly in... See full summary »
The precedent user is completely right;in spite of a low budget (since it's a made -for-TV production,Astruc ,who was a good director in the fifties (when he made two very worthwhile works:"le Rideau Cramoisi" and "Une Vie" ),made perhaps the best Maurice Leblanc adaptation that ever was -with the notable exception of "l'Ile aux Trente Cercueils" but some fans were cross cause Lupin was not in the series-.Whereas such a talented director as Jacques Becker failed,Astruc pulled it off masterfully.Why?Because he followed Leblanc's novel (whose title is "813" ,"Lupin Joue et Perd" being the second part of the novel) with accuracy;because Jean-Claude Brialy was the best Arsène Lupin:anyone who has read Leblanc's books knows it ;because a TV series was a better way to transfer the novel to the screen than a movie.
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