(Michel Deville, 1972).
Deville’s smartly made picture is a hard-to-categorize somewhat chauvinistic ironic drama about a double obsession. Michel Piccoli plays a noted Parisian musicologist obsessed with finding a mysterious woman he only saw once. He enlists his sometime lover (Lea Massari) who is obsessed with him to come along in the search. The film is most notable for the last screen appearance of the late great Simone Simon (The Cat People) in a cameo role as the madam of a high-end brothel.
Tue., July 21, 12:30, 4 & 7:30 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 8, 2009