Confidentially Yours (1983)


Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB

Original title:  Vivement Dimanche!

France, 1983.  Films A2, Les Films du Carrosse, Soprofilms. 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 .  

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.

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