Pierre Brumeu, a twenty-year-old young man, leads a drab life in Paris with his father, a man he does not understand very well, and his friends Michel and Sophie. Father and son live in the... See full summary »
Ruthless executive Christine brings on Isabelle as her assistant, and she takes delight in toying with the young woman's innocence. But when the protégé's ideas become tempting enough for ... See full summary »
Kristin Scott Thomas,
Look at the poster on this page:the best the movie has to offer.
Guy Gilles has plenty of ideas but he lacks the commitment or focus to develop them or even select well among them ;in this hodge podge it would have taken Luis Bunuel's genius to give this story substance . A young man(Jacques Penot:his performance is cardboard ) finds a woman's dead body and admits to having committed the crime :he is bisexual(?) ,mythomaniac,a bit masochistic,but most of all ,he wants to read his name in the headlines of the newspapers (the subject was the same in Alain Jessua's "Armaguedon" );the plot thickens with a bisexual (?) journalist -one of Richard Berry's poorest parts- and the twin sister of the murdered woman:the twins are both played -for there are flashbacks galore- by Macha Meril,who succeeds in creating two different personalities,no small feat,given the limitations she was working under:she is arguably the stand out ;there's also a poster of a movie supposedly starring Vivien Leigh and Rossano Brazzi but I was not able to find it in the great actress's filmography!
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