France. Dir. Alain Corneau. 1979, 111 mins. With Patrick Dewaere, Myriam Boyer, Marie Trintignant. Franck Poupart, a world-weary door-to-door salesman in a sinister Paris suburb, is introduced to Mona, a teenager turned prostitute by her own aunt. Franck decides to save her and comes up with a murder plan to achieve his goal. The film is an exercise in noir style, with Jim Thompson’s dialogue adapted by Georges Perec, author of Life: A User’s Manual.
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Presented in collaboration with the French Embassy, US