SUCH A GORGEOUS GIRL LIKE ME

Cast

Bernadette Lafont
Camille Bliss
Andre Dussollier - Lemming

Director

Francois Truffaut

Producer

Francois Truffaut

Genres

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Film synopsis

Francois Truffaut’s bittersweet black comedy stars the beautiful Bernadette Lafont (from Truffaut’s debut short film, Les Mistons) as an alluring, manipulative murderess (Camille Bliss) who holds a mysterious charm over her unwitting male victims. When Camille is visited in prison by a naive criminology student (Andre Dussollier – Lemming) doing research for his thesis on unlawful ladies, he soon emerges as her next tale to be told. Through a flashback narrative, Camille recounts her wild rise to fame and fortune as a singing star, littered along the way with improper liaisons, infidelity – and maybe murder! All-the-while, her besotted confidant wants to believe in her innocence. This jet black French comedy sees Truffaut continue the theme of the manipulative, man-eating heroine started in Jules and Jim, and remains one of the director’s most enjoyable films of the 1970s.

Running time

74 minutes

Country of origin

Italy

Year of production

1972

Classification

Moderate coarse language and Sexual references