• Film ID:
  • 11509
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=118 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • France.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • French.
MISSISSIPPI MERMAID (1969)
(LA SIRENE DU MISSISSIPPI)
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Truffaut's sexy, amoral thriller is a great example of his affection for Hitchcock. The ever-watchable Paul Belmondo plays a simple tobacco farmer, Louis, whose lonely life on Reuninon Island leads him to enter into a correspondence with a mail-order-bride type agency. Unfortunately, the woman who he sends for falls victim to a femme fatale, played by the ultimate knee-quaker, Catherine Deneuve, and she decides to play him for the sucker he is. Often slagged off as Truffaut off-form, this remains an underrated gem.
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