Respectfully disagree. Lacks the depth to seem more than fetishistic, to me, and on the other hand lacks the energy to be iconic. Demy excels - is at peak nuance, depth, empathy, wit, subversion - in his musicals. But these others always leave me bored, and mildly irritated at something like their unused potential. 2.75, even.
Perfect for a melancholic summer day, when the weather is shitty and you want to see a piece of the Riviera, even if it's in just black and white. Familiar downbeat mood of a Demy film, but somehow I was more enthralled by this than by anything else I've seen from him.
A young man becomes a gambler, meets a woman, becomes infatuated, and starts living life by chance. It's never a good idea gamble with money, let alone life. It's a story about getting poisoned, and about two different lives trying to live together in a way that can only cause harm. The man misunderstands the relationship, and it is his job to misunderstand because the woman is in control, and she makes the rules.
this is good movie with all editing .there was a beautiful camera movement at 31th minute , while man was speaking camera focusing him but when woman starts to talk about american book characters camera focus her face ,while it was slowly sliding back . I would like to give 5 stars but my point of view for love is so different . this kind of love stories seems so artificial to me... maybe I dont believe love .