From beginning to end, it's noticeable that this movie was a comissioned order from the studio for Melville. He said it was his way to prove that he wasn't the "intellectual guy" many critics and filmmakers thought. The result is a movie so forgetable that, over the years, Melville tried to erase from his official filmography. But it has some interesting things, mostly in the moments...
35mm. 3,5. A distempered fiction that is filmed with the clinical rigor of an autopsy and not having anything to do with his polars it's undoubtedly, of his films prior to "Bob le Flambeur", the one who has more cinematic ideas and predicts the nocturnal rigor mortis that will follow. Negative, above all, is the presence of that huge plaster called Yvonne Sanson. Great cinematography by Henri Alekan.
Not without interest, but the entire story is ultimately rather hackneyed and nearly undone by an abrupt, nonsensical ending. The highlight is probably the beach scene from which the above still is taken; no coincidence that it features the most noiresque elements in the film.
como que le faltó un poco de coherencia a los dos personajes principales. teresa debió refugiarse en una severidad creciente y paul tenía que ser el diablo, un poco menos imbécil, un tanto más radical. de cualquier modo, buena película de melville en el que mezcla monjas con onda film noir al estilo del primer largo de bresson