Ardant and Depardieu were born to interact with one another in a film like this: Truffaut creates an apparently story to develop, with the strenght of the shots and the dramatic power of the drama, a surprising look to love. And the absence of that fast/random editing from some of his movies from the 60s/70s, just makes the movie even better.
A new low in Truffaut's filmography. The first third was decent especially in it's camera work, but it doesn't last.The main issue here is that the film TALKS more about the suffering and grief within these characters than actually SHOWING them. The end result feels like something that fails to capture the magic of old Hollywood melodramas. It also feels like a major retread of Truffaut's much earlier The Soft Skin.
Lavoro minore di Truffaut,che mostra la consueta eleganza ma sceglie una storia quasi normale,di una passione morbosa che inevitabilmente sfocia nel dramma.Si punta molto sul carisma dei due protagonisti,con un Gerard bellissimo e magrissimo,e il resto dei personaggi passa abbastanza in secondo piano,così come le scene che quasi mai inchiodano alla poltrona.