>>> Dernier film de François Truffaut avant sa pirouette dans l'au-delà et qui, pour cette fois-ci, mérite notre admiration et nos applaudissements. Pourtant il est maintenant grand temps de remettre l'oeuvre du metteur en scène à sa juste place, qui en toute objectivité est fort moyenne et largement surestimée... www.cinefiches.com
It's genuinely a "Whodunit" in an unconventional way of the genre and at the same time a Hollywood-style romantic comedy with iconography of a film noir! and finally--like many other Truffaut's films- it's about a man obsessed with women(the plot of the whole film unstitched in killer's last words ''women are magic and I became a magician'')
Truffaut's final film is a delicious treat. Shot in glorious black + white, and made to look like a 1949 Film Noir, this is also an homage to cinema, complete with a trip to the cinema-house, where Kubrick's Paths of Glory is playing. Trintignant and Ardant are as perfect as any cinematic couple ever was. Classic Noir, classic Truffaut.