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A Gorgeous Girl Like Me (Une Belle Fille Comme Moi) [1972] [DVD]

Bernadette Lafont , Claude Brasseur , François Truffaut    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
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  • Actors: Bernadette Lafont, Claude Brasseur, Charles Denner, André Dussollier, Guy Marchand
  • Directors: François Truffaut
  • Writers: François Truffaut, Henry Farrell
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Feb 2007
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B000KF0WVM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,419 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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A sociologist researching a book interviews murderess Camille, who tells him the story of her life. Put in a reform school as a child for suspected patricide, and later transferred to an orphanage, she escaped and tricked a young man called Clovis into marrying her. After attempting to kill Clovis' mother, she fled to Paris, where she began an affair with a night-club singer. Camille has left a trail of destruction and deceit in her wake, which now threatens to engulf the sociologist.

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Stanislas Previne, a young and naive sociologist, meets Camille Bliss, who is in prison, to interview her as research for his thesis entitles "Women Criminals". Camille is accused of having murdered her lover Arthur and her husband Clovis. She has an innocent air and Stanislas finds her enchanting as she tells him of her numerous schemes, but he's heading towards becoming her next victim! A FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT FILM Starring BERNADETTE LAFONT, UNE BELLE FILLE COMME MOI (A GORGEOUS GIRL LIKE ME) Based on the novel by HENRY FARRELL Editor GALLIMARD Adaptation by JEAN-LOUP DABADIE and FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Starring CLAUDE BRASSEUR, CHARLES DENNER, GUY MARCHAND, PHILIPPE LEOTARD, GILBERT GENIAT, GASTON OUVRARD, ANDRE DUSSOLLIER, ANNE KRIES Cinematography by PIERRE WILLIAM GLENN Music by GEORGES DELERUE Co_production LES FILMS DU CARROSSE - COUMBIA FILMS S.A. Special Features: THE MAKING OF A GORGEOUS GIRL LIKE ME, FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT AND BERNADETTE LAFONT, ORIGINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER.

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Une Belle Fille Comme Moi aka A Gorgeous Girl Like Me is one of Truffaut's lesser films, more a diversion than anything particularly substantial, but it's not without its moments. The plot reads like a film noir staple - naïve sociologist Stanislas Prévine (Andre Dussollier, making his debut) becomes so enraptured with the hard luck case doing time for murder that he's chosen as the subject of his thesis, Camille Bliss (Bernadette Lafont), that he takes everything she says almost at face value and explains away her avaricious nature, setting himself up for a big fall. Nor is he her only victim, as her life story consists of going from one man to the next, exploiting them as much as they exploit her (if not more), luring one to his death and trying to arrange the same fate for another two in a series of `bets with fate.' But despite being based on a series noir novel, this takes the basic femme fatale model and plays it as broad comedy. Camille Bliss isn't sultry, stylish or mysterious but mouthy, common as muck and about as subtle as a sledgehammer in the groin. As Dussolier's infatuated typist observes, "Lack of love, sublimated penis, isn't it all far fetched? Has it never occurred to you that she's just a tramp?"

The film is filtered through her distorted self-serving memories as she talks a mile a minute, her narration is often clearly at odds with what we see, though at times absurdly heightened versions of events such being kicked literally through the air by her father are shown through her eyes as to emphasise how exaggerated her hard luck stories really are.
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