La Vérité

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  • Genre(s):Drama
  • Release year: 1960
  • Running time: 130 min
Beautiful, troubled Dominique Marceau (Brigitte Bardot) came to bohemian Paris to escape the suffocation of provincial life, only to wind up in a courtroom, accused of a terrible crime: the murder of her lover (Sami Frey). As the trial commences and...read more

Beautiful, troubled Dominique Marceau (Brigitte Bardot) came to bohemian Paris to escape the suffocation of provincial life, only to wind up in a courtroom, accused of a terrible crime: the murder of her lover (Sami Frey). As the trial commences and the lawyers begin tangling over Dominique’s fate, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Oscar-nominated La vérité delves into her past, reconstructing her struggle to find a foothold in the city. What emerges is a nuanced portrait of an impulsive young woman misunderstood and mistreated by those around her, and of her ultimately tragic affair with an up-and-coming conductor. With an astonishing performance by Bardot, Clouzot’s affecting and intricately constructed film—a huge late-career success for the French master—renders a harsh verdict against a hypocritical and moralistic society.Restored by Sony Pictures Entertainment in partnership with The Film Foundation and RT Features.

Original Release

11/02/1960

US Release

06/26/1961

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Cast

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Directors

Henri-Georges Clouzot

Writers

Henri-Georges Clouzot, Simone Drieu, Michèle Perrein, Jean Clouzot, Christiane Rochefort, Véra Clouzot

Cast

Producers

Editors

Albert Jurgenson

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