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The Bride Wore Black

The Bride Wore Black

cast: Jeanne Moreau, Michel Bouquet, Jean Claude Brialy, Charles Denner

year: 1968

colour: no


director: Francois Truffaut

runtime: 107

Moreau's incarnation of the Truffaut femme fatale continues, in more ferocious and Hitchcockian manner, accompanied by Bernard Herrmann's haunting, Vertigo-style music. Truffaut here adapts another American hardboiled story, by Cornell Woolrich (as William Irish), in which a woman kills five men in revenge for their murder of her husband on her wedding day. Truffaut offsets the darkness of the material with a brilliantly performed gallery of variously comic, predatory or pathetic men.


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