La Vérité (The Truth) (1960) Henri-Georges Clouzot

La Vérité (The Truth) (1960)

Genre: Drama
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Country: France
Language: French
Subtitles: English (.srt file)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Length: 122mn
File: Dvdrip Divx Avi - 720x560 - 25fps - 1.17gb

Brigitte Bardot ... Dominique Marceau
Charles Vanel ... Maître Guérin
Paul Meurisse ... Maître Éparvier
Sami Frey ... Gilbert Tellier
Marie-José Nat ... Annie Marceau
Louis Seigner ... Le président des assises
André Oumansky ... Ludovic
Jacqueline Porel ... La secrétaire de Me Guérin
Jean-Loup Reynold ... Michel
Christian Lude ... M. Marceau
Suzy Willy ... Mme Marceau
Barbara Sommers ... Daisy (as Barbara Sohmers)
René Blancard ... L'avocat général
Fernand Ledoux ... Le médecin légiste
Claude Berri ... Georges

Dominique Marceau is on trial for the murder of Gilbert Tellier. The counsels duel relentlessly, elaborating explanations for why the pretty, idle and fickle girl killed the talented and ambitious conductor freshly graduated from the conservatory. Was it passion, vengeance, desperation, an accident? The acquaintances of Gilbert testify, as well as Dominique's former lovers, and her sister, Annie, the studious violin player engaged to Gilbert. The evidence they give progressively paints a more finely-shaded picture of the personalities of Dominique and Gilbert, and of their relationship, than the eloquent and convincing justifications of the counsels.

This is a particularly interesting film in relation to Bardot's star image. It portrays her as a little slut (she's had sex before marriage - cue shocked gasp from the courtroom) on trial for the murder of her lover. In many ways, the film thus acts out what many in France would like to have done - put BB on trial for her sexual promiscuity, her modernity, and her 'youthful' values. The film emphasises Bardot/ Dominique (the character is effectively overshadowed by the star who plays her) as sexual, modern, promiscious, flighty, idle, a spendthrift, all at odds with the uptight bourgeois ruling class. The film is a fascinating glimpse into the values that preoccupied the French bourgeoisie at the turn of the decade, with its emphasis on the students of the Latin Quarter as a drop out counter culture compared to the good youth learning traditional music at the Conservatoire. Not so much a generation clash, then, more one group rooted in tradition versus another embracing modernity and new models of behaviour. The film is sometimes unwittingly hysterical as it has dated so much, and it does not so much end as fizzle out, but in its depiction of a youthful counter culture it anticipates the events of May 1968 nearly a decade before they occur. BB may have lost the particular battle in this film, but she went on to win the war.


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