“Autant-Lara was one of the principal figures of the French ‘tradition of quality’ that flourished during the Nazi occupation, and this 1943 masterpiece, which also introduced the writing team of Pierre Bost and Jean Aurenche, is the first of several great films he made. The radiant Odette Joyeux stars as the title heroine, a socialite who seeks to flee her lavish but suffocating environs with the handsome family caretaker, only to discover that the relationship is doomed. Autant-Lara’s exquisite blend of social commentary, lush romanticism, and opulent sets and costumes – he began his career as a designer – vividly re-creates France’s belle epoque and recalls Orson Welles’s THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS both thematically and in its deep-focus exploration of interior space.” –Joshua Katzman, CHICAGO READER


Réalisateur :
  • Claude Autant-Lara
Avec / with :
Jean Debucourt, Roger Pigaut, Odette Joyeux
Genre :
  • Drama
Date de sortie :

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