Une Belle Fille comme moi

Film, Comedy
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Truffaut's weakest movie, a black comedy which totally misfires. Lafont languishes in prison and relates to a sociologist (Dussollier) her life of crime, which begins with patricide (at the age of nine) and goes down from there. While there is nothing objectionable about the story - she is a real slut and the men are an awful lot who get their just deserts, thus sidestepping charges of misogyny - Truffaut miscalculates the tone. He was normally the most civilised of directors, but this is a loud and crude film.

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Release details

Rated: 18
Duration: 98 mins

Cast and crew

Director: François Truffaut
Screenwriter: Jean-Loup Dabadie, François Truffaut
Cast: Bernadette Lafont
Claude Brasseur
Charles Denner
Guy Marchand
André Dussollier
Philippe Léotard
Anne Kreis
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