Voice Choices

Le Combat Dans L’ile

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(Alain Cavalier, 1962).
Not to be missed. Cavalier’s subtly committed and beautifully crafted thriller investigates the political dilemmas of early 1960s France under the guise of a love triangle. It stars three of the most accomplished actors of European cinema of the period–Romy Schneider, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Henri Serre (Jim of Jules and Jim)–at their absolute peak here. It captures the fractured nature of France, fresh from the Algerian war, in a striking manner. New York premiere.

Fri., June 12, 1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40 & 9:50 p.m., 2009