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David Thomson on Isabelle Adjani

19 May 2011 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

At her best, Adjani was always a victim going over the edge of sanity, and that seems to match Truffaut's account of her at work

It has never been safe to predict what Isabelle Adjani was going to do, or why. In 1974, François Truffaut was planning to make The Story of Adele H, about a daughter of Victor Hugo who falls in love with a young army officer and goes mad in her efforts to get him to return the love. He wanted someone new for the lead role, and was intrigued by Adjani in a recent hit comedy called La Gifle. Adjani was 19 and ravishing; but she was under contract as a stage actress to La Comédie-Française.

Truffaut pursued her. The theatre company declined to release her. The matter went to law. Adjani stayed quiet – but in the end she had her way. She would do Adele H. Truffaut »

- David Thomson

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