30 April 2008 | dbdumonteil
Six characters in search of an author
This is François Leterrier's last interesting film after "les Mauvais Coups" and "Un Roi Sans Divertissement".This movie was a flop ,it was screened on TV two years after it was theatrically released,which was very rare in France of the seventies .It has a good cast:Jacques Weber(who was excellent in Boisset's "RAS" the precedent year),Françoise Fabian,Jane Birkin,Jean-Luc Bideau,and ,for those whose like "intellectual" "meaningful" "deep " acting,Rivette's darling Bulle Ogier.
A director wants to film a dark episode of his own life,when his then-wife died in a car crash.But his current wife is afraid that the story may repeat itself."The cinema is an imitation of life ,and life an imitation of the cinema " Leterrier dixit.