The Things of Life


(Claude Sautet, 1969).
Sautet first made a few decent thrillers, but his career didn’t really get under way until he shot this rich and sober study of bourgeois life. Michel Piccoli gives a beautifully understated performance as an average dude, torn between his mistress and his ex-wife with whom he’s still involved.

Tue., July 14, 12:30, 4 & 7:30 p.m., 2009

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 1, 2009

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