A liberated small-town girl and the family's black sheep moves to Paris with her sister, only to find herself standing trial for the shocking murder of her young lover. Was his killing premeditated or was this a crime of passion?
Dominique Marceau is on trial for the murder of Gilbert Tellier. The counsels duel relentlessly, elaborating explanations for why the pretty, idle and fickle girl killed the talented and ambitious conductor freshly graduated from the conservatory. Was it passion, vengeance, desperation, an accident? The acquaintances of Gilbert testify, as well as Dominique's former lovers, and her sister, Annie, the studious violin player engaged to Gilbert. The evidence they give progressively paints a more finely-shaded picture of the personalities of Dominique and Gilbert, and of their relationship, than the eloquent and convincing justifications of the counsels.Written by
Eduardo Casais <email@example.com>
Italian censorship visa # 64267 delivered on 20-4-1974. See more »
The Prosecuting Attorney:
You spent weeks seducing him, didn't you? Weeks!
Objection! What length of time should she have spent? Is there any legal limit on how long a seduction ought to take?
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Absorbing, extremely well-crafted, but overlong courtroom mystery by Henri-Georges Clouzot. Brigitte Bardot runs the gamut of emotions, and looks (from glamorous to - believe it or not - plain!), in an impressive performance which is probably one of her best, but the film goes on so long (2+ hours) that it cannot sustain the tension level at a high pitch; it ebbs and flows. **1/2 out of 4.
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