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The Bride Wore Black (1968)

La mariée était en noir (original title)
Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 25 June 1968 (USA)
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Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal? What is her purpose?

Director:

François Truffaut

Writers:

Cornell Woolrich (from the novel by), François Truffaut (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeanne Moreau ... Julie Kohler
Michel Bouquet ... Coral
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Corey
Charles Denner ... Fergus
Claude Rich ... Bliss
Michael Lonsdale ... Rene Morane (as Michel Lonsdale)
Daniel Boulanger Daniel Boulanger ... Delvaux
Alexandra Stewart ... Mlle Becker
Sylvine Delannoy Sylvine Delannoy ... Mme Morane
Luce Fabiole Luce Fabiole ... Julie's mother
Michèle Montfort Michèle Montfort ... Fergus's model
Jacqueline Rouillard Jacqueline Rouillard
Paul Pavel Paul Pavel ... Mechanic
Gilles Quéant Gilles Quéant ... Examining judge (as Gilles Queant)
Serge Rousseau Serge Rousseau ... David
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Storyline

After trying to commit suicide, the widow Julie Kohler (Jeanne Moreau) pretends to her mother that she will leave her town. Actually she stays, chases and assassinates the five men that accidentally killed her beloved husband in the stairs of the church immediately after their wedding ceremony. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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She was a bride when the violence happened... Now she's a widow and it's going to happen again

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This film is François Truffaut's homage to Alfred Hitchcock, made shortly after Truffaut had published a book of extensive interviews with Hitchcock. As part of his homage, Truffaut chose a novel written by Cornell Woolrich, on whose story Hitchcock's Rear Window (1954) was based, and even chose long-time Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann to compose the score. See more »

Goofs

When Carol shows his ticket at the theater, he is told that the performance had started three minutes ago, and is immediately shown to his box. When he gets inside the theater, the performers are in the middle of the second movement of the piece (Beethoven's Cello Sonata #3), implying that they had been playing for at least 10 minutes. See more »

Quotes

Coral: Permit me to make an impossible wish?
Julie Kohler: Why impossible?
Coral: Because I'm a rather pessimist.
Julie Kohler: I've heard it said: "There are no optimists or pessimists. There are only happy idiots or unhappy ones".
Coral: [smiling] Yes, well. I'm an unhappy idiot then.
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Connections

Referenced in Day for Night: An Appreciation (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69 - Scherzo. Allegro molto (in A minor)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Fingerprints of the master!!!
27 September 2018 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

Once l'd read somewhere that Truffaut gave a interview where he explained how remarkable were Hitch's works, curiously in that time the master of the suspence for many reasons wasn't had a propper respect from american critics, after that point everyone stayed astonished over such Truffaut's valuable comments, loud and clear, therefore all critics change of mindset about Hitch, in this picture was well designed around such bright fingerprints of the master, even an older Jeanne Moreau she was in great shape to the role of a revengeful woman, the plot is plenty acceptable in many ways, l would like to say that Truffaut wasn't my favorite director neither, however it's hard don't recognize a fine picture like that over such suspicious of the great Alfred Hitchcock!!

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First watch: 2018 / How many: 1 / Source: DVD / Rating: 8


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 June 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bride Wore Black See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$747,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,206, 25 April 1999

Gross USA:

$45,075

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,075
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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