Anything Truffaut is an absolute delight to watch, there are so many fantastic cinematic moments in his films. I love that he totally disregards the traditional love story, and depicts it through a menage a trois. His brilliantly avante-garde camera work gracefully illustrates the true madness of love, and leaves the generic tale by the wayside. I would kill to see the looks on people's faces when this came out.
A woman caught up in a web of drama of her own making. Ending this life of hers became the only way out. Truffaut touched multitudes of dimensions in both friendships and romantic relationships without trying too hard. The chapters with Catherine singing "Le Tourbillon" and her burst of tears with Jules before seeing off Jim are my favorite.
*Spoiler*I'm reading all the rapturous praise for this film, and I'm thinking: What? that woman was a narcissist. And Jules' bovine devotion angered me, and so did Jim's, who seemed to drop whatever he was doing to go to her. She was horrible Both should have left her at the start. I felt sorry for Gilberte. The ending was stupid, since she'd tried to shoot him earlier, tho nothing is mentioned. It didn't make sense.