I can remember seeing this when I was fourteen, on BBC2 probably, back in early seventies. On a black and white TV naturallement.. I now see things ,that I could never understand as a kid.
Its about how one person can ruin a life,for her own sexual agenda. And then aided and abetted by prejudices , assumptions, of the Village, get away with it. Although, bearing in mind this was a peasant village,and like most folk in the sixties, not enlightened. Twas ever thus, throughout any era. Its evolution, I guess.
It makes me think, about my own prejudices, and assumptions. And how easily I can get sucked into views, courtesy of the Media.
On a less cerebral level....I give Jeanne Moreau 10/10 for fantastic eyes and lips!