TWO ENGLISH GIRLS

Cast

Henri-Pierre Roche
Jean-Pierre Leaud
Kika Markham
Stacey Tendeter

Director

Francois Truffaut

Producer

Francois Truffaut

Genres

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Film synopsis

Among the great Francois Truffaut films, this lavish period drama follows a doomed romantic triangle and is inevitably compared to Jules and Jim, another three-way love story based on a novel by Henri-Pierre Roche. Truffaut regular Jean-Pierre Leaud (who played Antoine Doinel in five Truffaut films, starting with The 400 Blows) plays Claude, a young Frenchman who is persuaded by his friend Anne, an outgoing British artist, to join her on a trip to Wales to meet her sister Muriel. So begins a complex and destructive romantic manage-a-trois as the permissive Claude falls for both sisters, vacillating between them for years to come. Rich cinematography, virtuoso performances, and an expert dissection of sex, art and infidelity, makes this turn-of-the-century drama vintage Truffaut.

Running time

124 minutes

Country of origin

France

Year of production

1971

Classification

Moderate sex scenes