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274 Ratings

A Gorgeous Bird Like Me

Une belle fille comme moi

Directed by François Truffaut
France, 1972
Comedy, Crime, Drama


Stanislas Previne is a young sociologist, preparing a thesis on criminal women. He meets Camille Bliss in prison to interview her. Camille is accused to have murdered her lover Arthur and her husband Clovis. She tells Stanislas about her life and her love affairs…

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A Gorgeous Bird Like Me Directed by François Truffaut

Critics reviews

Even though the movie is a comedy—and sometimes a blitheringly loopy one—Truffaut brings an extraordinary pressure to bear on the action by way of the images, which convey a sense of bewildered distance and forced proximity. The feeling may be heightened by his frequent use of telephoto lenses… but it doesn’t arise from that technique—it arises instead from the way Truffaut conjures the sense of fear and fascination, of irresistible attraction even in the face of self-destruction.
July 12, 2013
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