I first saw it when I was 8 or 9. It's incredibly good: story, cinematography, acting. It has it all.
And no, they don't make films like this any more.
After all these years, I cannot understand why oh why she didn't fall for Lino Ventura.
And Laetitia's burial scene will haunt me till the day that I die.
Don't rob yourself, watch this jewel of French cinematography.
I've used its music theme for a ringtone for ages. Only once someone recognized it and almost cried.