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

Brigitte Bardot Dominique Marceau
Paul Meurisse Maître Éparvier
Charles Vanel Maître Guérin
Sami Frey Gilbert Tellier
Marie-José Nat Annie Marceau
Jean-Loup Reynold Michel
André Oumansky Ludovic
Claude Berri Georges
Jacques Perrin Le conducteur du bus
Barbara Sommers Daisy (as Barbara Sohmers)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Henri-Georges Clouzot

Writers

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

Cast

Brigitte Bardot Dominique Marceau
Paul Meurisse Maître Éparvier
Charles Vanel Maître Guérin
Sami Frey Gilbert Tellier
Marie-José Nat Annie Marceau
Jean-Loup Reynold Michel
André Oumansky Ludovic
Claude Berri Georges
Jacques Perrin Le conducteur du bus
Barbara Sommers Daisy (as Barbara Sohmers)
Louis Seigner Le président des assises
Raymond Meunier Le cuistot du 'Spoutnik'
René Blancard L'avocat général
Paul Bonifas Un greffier
Hubert de Lapparent Un avocat
Fernand Ledoux Le médecin légiste
Colette Castel La jeune avocate
Jacques Hilling Un client du 'Spoutnik'
Dominique Zardi
Albert Michel

Producers

Editors

Albert Jurgenson

1961OscarBest Foreign Language Film Nominated
1961Golden GlobeBest Foreign-Language Foreign Film Won
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