Confidentially Yours (Vivement Dimanche!)

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(out of 5)

Francois Truffaut’s last film, while not a masterpiece when compared to his best work, is still an inventive and incredibly fun mystery-thriller in the Hitchcock vein. Shot in gorgeous black and white, it stars  as an estate agent who becomes the prime suspect of a murder investigation when it turns out that his wife was having an affair with the victim. Trintignant’s plucky secretary (, also Madame Truffaut at the time) isn’t sure of his guilt, and decides to conduct an investigation of her own that grows more complicated, and thus more enjoyable for the audience, as the story progresses. Satisfying to the last drop, this is a memorable foray into the world of classic film noir, and Ardant is terrific in the lead.

France, 1983

Directed by

Screenplay by Francois Truffaut, , , based on the novel The Long Saturday Night by

Cinematography by 

Produced by , Francois Truffaut

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , ,, , , , , , , , , , , , ,, , , , , ,

British Academy Award Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film

Cesar Award Nominations
Best Actress (Fanny Ardant)
Best Director (Francois Truffaut)



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