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Saturday, May 24, 2008


Immaculately made 'soured' comedy stars Charles Denner (croaky of voice, mottled of face) as the man who doesn’t so much love women as "mark" them, like a dog & his telephone poles. When Leslie Caron finally shows up with the psychological backstory that explains all, it effectively kills the levitation trick Francois Truffaut had been (just) pulling off. Watch to admire what he does get away with and how far he’ll go. (The clap, that’s how far.) Nestor Almendros & Maurice Jaubert, camera & score, do wonders with all those shapely gams, but knowing that Truffaut’s next, the masterful GREEN ROOM, also about a depressed obsessive male, remains virtually unseen, makes it’s hard to muster much enthusiasm here.

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