22 user 30 critic

Confidentially Yours (1983)

Vivement dimanche! (original title)
Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place than Julien Vercel, an estate agent that knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier's car. As the police discovers... See full summary »


François Truffaut


Charles Williams (novel), François Truffaut (adaptation) | 2 more credits »

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two ex-lovers wind up living next door to each other with their respective spouses. Forbidden passions ensue.

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Henri Garcin
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Poiret
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Kika Markham, Stacey Tendeter
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Stanislas Previne is a young sociologist, preparing a thesis on criminal women. He meets in prison Camille Bliss to interview her. Camille is accused to have murdered her lover Arthur and ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Bernadette Lafont, Claude Brasseur, Charles Denner
The Soft Skin (1964)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Pierre Lachenay is a well-known publisher and lecturer, married with Franca and father of Sabine, around 10. He meets an air hostess, Nicole. They start a love affair, which Pierre is hiding, but he cannot stand staying away from her.

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Jean Desailly, Françoise Dorléac, Nelly Benedetti
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Antoine Doinel is now more than thirty. He divorces from Christine. He is a proofreader, and is in love with Sabine, a record seller. Colette, his teenager love, is now a lawyer. She buys ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Marie-France Pisier
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Bertrand Morane's burial is attended by all the women the forty-year-old engineer loved. We then flash back to Bertrand's life and love affairs, told by himself while writing an ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Charles Denner, Brigitte Fossey, Nelly Borgeaud
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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
Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Bouquet
Bed & Board (1970)
Certificate: GP Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Antoine Doinel works dying flowers in the courtyard outside his apartment. He is married to Christine, who is pregnant. He has an affair with a Japanese woman, jeopardising his marriage.

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Hiroko Berghauer
Small Change (1976)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In the town of Thiers, summer of 1976, teachers and parents give their children skills, love, and attention. A teacher has his first child, a single mother hopes to meet Mr. Right, another ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Georges Desmouceaux, Philippe Goldmann, Nicole Félix
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A wealthy plantation owner is captivated by a mysterious woman with a shady past.

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Nelly Borgeaud
Stolen Kisses (1968)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

After being discharged from the army, Antoine Doinel centers a screwball comedy where he applies for different jobs and tries to make sense of his relationships with women.

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Delphine Seyrig


Cast overview, first billed only:
Fanny Ardant ... Barbara Becker
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Julien Vercel
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... Massoulier (the priest)
Philippe Laudenbach ... Maitre Clement
Philippe Morier-Genoud Philippe Morier-Genoud ... Supt. Santelli
Xavier Saint-Macary Xavier Saint-Macary ... Bertrand Fabre
Jean-Louis Richard Jean-Louis Richard ... Louison
Caroline Silhol Caroline Silhol ... Marie-Christine Vercel (as Caroline Sihol)
Castel Casti Castel Casti
Anik Belaubre Anik Belaubre ... Paule Delbecq
Yann Dedet Yann Dedet ... Angel Face
Nicole Félix Nicole Félix ... The scarfaced whore
Georges Koulouris Georges Koulouris ... Lablache
Pascale Pellegrin Pascale Pellegrin ... Secretarial candidate
Roland Thénot Roland Thénot ... Jambreau


Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place than Julien Vercel, an estate agent that knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier's car. As the police discovers that Marie-Christine Vercel, Julien's wife, was Massoulier's mistress, Julien is very suspected. But his secretary, Barbara Becker, while not quite convinced he is innocent, defends him and leads her private investigations... Written by Yepok

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »






Release Date:

10 August 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Confidentially Yours See more »

Filming Locations:

Hyères, Var, France See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


François Truffaut's final film and a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock. Truffaut was an expert on Hitchcock and a great admirer of his work throughout his career. See more »


When the corpse is wheeled out of Vercel's residence, its eyes noticeably open and move. See more »


Barbara Becker: It's really unfair. If a boss can fire me, why can't I fire him?
See more »


References Rear Window (1954) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Ardant shines in what is an homage and (slight) sunversion
30 April 2018 | by Quinoa1984See all my reviews

The subversion here is that this is one of the Hitchcock "Wrong Man" type of movies, where a character (in his films it was always a man since, I suppose, that was his only real frame of reference when it came to these complicated thrillers as far as who the audience could see themselves in), but the one who is really figuring everything out and doing all of the hard work is Fanny Ardant's character. One might want to feel bad that Trintagnant is in this position of needing to prove his innocence, but for much of the film he seems to be in his own office hiding away while Ardant goes off to Nice, pretends to be a street-walker, follows suspicious characters and does all the work that one usually sees someone with authority do.

Of course Ardant's Barbara isn't some professional at this and gets thrown into the thick of this mystery as much as Julien. But it's just the clever twist Truffaut (and writer and longtime collaborator Suzanne Schiffman) found adapting this book: we actually can have strong and quick-minded women who can solve a case bit by bit - in this case, as we see, a little acting training helps the learning curve - and I was impressed by just how much Truffaut puts on Ardant's shoulders to carry.

When I got the DVD, I thought it would be the typical thing of it being Tritignant's movie with his lady friend by his side (again, think back to 39 Steps and North by Northwest for that template). So while Truffaut and Almendros get rich black and white photography of this story, setting it in a mood moreso than a specific time (some of Barbara's clothes cant be mistaken for being from after 1980), the film has a solid progressive undercurrent to it all. She has total agency, and Ardant is charming, assertive, and compelling in her performance (Tritignant is good too, though after a while I found his demeanor kind of one note - she carries much more of the charm between him, though he does try).

Is some of this a little light or too reliant on those "a-ha# those two names match, snap fingers!" beats? Absolutely. That's part of the fun though, and if you key into it then theres not too much one needs to intellectualize about what goes on (unless one wants to read even deeper into the gender politics of it all, how women have to but also chose to act in a number of ways when its this male dominated sorta-scuzzy French crime world of the movies). What cant help but be brought up, as so many have done, is that this was Truffaut's final movie. It never has that feel of being some total, all-encompassing statement to me about Truffaut and his beloved Hitch. One can certainly try to read it that way, but I doubt he knew what was to come that would take him from the world so tragically young (he was 51, 52 I think, he was 50 when this came out).

While I wouldn't rank what is Confidentially Yours as a light (though not necessarily overly comic) twisty dramatic-thriller as one of his finest, to his credit he didn't go out slumming it either; if anything, its style helps make it so that if one wanted to go from, say, Shoot the Piano Player right into this, the quality wouldn't be a terrible drop off.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed