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Could the French ever make a movie that is not about adultery?,
This review is from: The Last Metro (The Criterion Collection) (DVD)
I'm wary of complaining about what a movie could have been about; however when Truffaut writes a story about France in the Second World War, I guess I expected something about the grittiness and moral complexities of living with the Nazi occupation. The movie touches on resistance and collaboration but Truffaut's delicacy, sensitivity and humanity rarely scratch below the surface. More energy went into getting the stars decked out in immaculate fashion statements than taking a hard look at how the French managed Fascism.
And of course, that old French movie standby, adultery; the pain, the exquisite pain of loving the wrong person.
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Initial post: Jan 16, 2012 3:50:36 PM PST
Helen Davies says:
I second your response and couldn't agree more. My hat is off to you. Thank you!
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