this movie was based on Adèle H (Hugo) diaries. she's madly (in true sense)with lt. Pinson who doesn't share her feelings. when she decides to join him in halifax and faces the fact that he won't ever correspond her love, her obsession will bring her to madness.
this, in a few words, is the story. what it's impossible to tell is the beauty of the film (cinematography by Nestor Almendros) and the power of the acting.
this film, and the fact that is bound to reality, doesn't allow the viewer to feel detached from what happens on screen. furthermore, the intelligence of the screenplay and the directing never allow the story to fall in cheap melodrama.
this is also an occasion to watch Adjani's first international role which brught her an Oscar nomination in 1976.
ABOUT THE DVD
picture and sound are ok but nothing more. no extras (at least an introduction by Serge Toubiana, as in others Truffaut's DVDs, would have been necessary.
Director: François Truffaut
Story: Frances Vernor Guille (from Adèle Hugo's diaries)
Screenplay: Jean Gruault, Suzanne Schiffman, François Truffaut
Music (non original): Maurice Jaubert
Cinematography: Nestor Almendros
Editing: Martine Barraqué, Yann Dedet Jean Gargonne Michèle Neny, Muriel Zeleny.
Actors: Isabelle Adjani, Bruce Robinson, Sylvia Marriott, Joseph Blatchley, Ivry Gitlis, Louise Bourdet e altri